Panasonic +
Operating
Instructions
DVD Video Camera
Model No.
VDR-M50PP
VDR-M70PP
VIDEO
RAM
RAM
The illustration shows VDR-M70PP.
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Thank you for buying a Panasonic product. Please take the time to become familiar with the operating
instructions and how it is set up. Keep this manual handy for future reference.
Quick Start Guide for Software on page 13,
Be sure to read page 4 before unpacking the provided OD-ROM.
The method for operating the VDR-MSOPP is the same as that for VDR-fvI7OPP.
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Important Information
For Your Safety
The power
is to be/eft
switch
turns
unattended
the DVD
Video
for a long
WARNING
Camera
period
on and off, leaving
of time,
turn
the date/time
feature
unaffected
If the camera/recorder
i? off
:TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE TH S UN T TO RA N OR MO STURE.
WARNING
:TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, USE THE
RECOMMENDED
ACCESSOR
ES ONLY.
SURE TO USE THE SPECIFIED AC
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, BE
ADAPTOR (PV-DAC13).
The DVD Video Camera and AC adaptor have the
following caution marks.
Identifications
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CAUTION:
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE
THE RISK
of caution marks
This symbol warns the user that uninsulated
voltage within the unit may have sufficient
magnitude to cause electric shock.
Therd\_re, it is dangerous to make an?' kind
of contact with an3' inside part of this unit.
This symbol alerts the user that important
OF
ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN,
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE,
REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE
PERSONNEL,
Precautions
WARNING: Many television programs and fihns are
cop?Tighted. In certain circmnstances, copy-right law
may apply to private in-home videotaping of
cop?Tighted materials.
The liquid cD'stal display (LCD) panel is made by
highly precise techlmlog> More than 99.99% of its
picture elements (pixels) are effective, but some (less
than 0.01%) may appear as colored bright dots. This
does notindicate afault as the LCDpanel stretches the
limits of current teclmology.
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maintenance
of this unit
been included.
literature concerning
the has
operation
and
Therdbre it should be read carefldlv to
avoid any problems.
CLASS PRODUCT
LASER
1
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CAUTION
This product contains a laser diode of higher
class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do not
remove any covers or attempt to gain access to
the inside of the product. Refer all servicing to
qualified personnel.
FCC Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These mimits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful intederence in a residential installation. This equipment generates, L_ses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However. there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does caL_se harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the intederence by one or more of the foflowing measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached instafiation instructions and use
only shielded interlace cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the L_ser's authority to operate this eqL_ipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Panasonic
I_odel No,:
VDR-M50PP
Responsible
/ VDR-M70PP
party:
Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact:
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
1-800-211-PANA
(7262)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1)This device may not cause harmfui interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, inclL_d[ng interference that may cm_se _mdesired operation.
This class B digital apparatus
complies with CANADIAN
ICES-003.
This ProdL_ct has a fiL_orescent lamp that contains a small amount of mercury. It also contains
lead in some components. Disposal of these materials may be regulated in your community
dL_eto environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information please contact your
local aLtthorities, or the Electronics ]ndL_striesAiliance: <http://www.eiae.org.>
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U.S.A./CANADA
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CONSUMERS:
ATTENTmON:
A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product
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you have purchased.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY
for information
on how to recycle this battery.
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Other company
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or brand names belonging
to each individual
compan?:
SD logo is a trademark.
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 4,631,603, 4,577,216, and 4,819,098, licensed for limited viewing.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Be sure to read the following before opening
the CD-ROM package
This Agreemem will take effect at tbe nlonlent you open the package of die storage device (CD-ROM) provided widl tbis product,
if you agree to the terms hereto.
If you do not accept the terms of this Agreement.immediately
return the unopenedpackage
of storage mediunl and enclosed materials
(printed lnatter, external package, and all otbers) to your dealer, or remm only the package of storage medium to your dealer
This License Agreement
cel_ifies tbat you were granted license in the past
License Agreement
Article 1 Grant of License
Matsnsbita ElectricIndustrial Co. Ltd, grants you tilefollowing rights for the following p_oducts (to bereferred toas"This Software"
hereafter) that you have obtained with this Agreement:
(a) Yon may use This Software only on a single piece of equipment. However. if this equipment cannot be used
because of mechanical problem, you may temporarily use This Software on another piece of equipment.
(b) Althuugh This Software contains several components that can be run on conaputer as independent ftmctions, all
components are licensed as a single product: You may not, by any means, use these components on different
computers at the same time.
Article 2 Copyrights
The copyrights of This Softwale. attached mamtal ere ale owned by the following COl]Jorations. and are ptotected by copyright laws
in Japan and USA. as well as by other intellectual property and international properties:
USB Driver
DVD-RAM
Hitachi, Ltd.
Driver
Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
DVD-MovieAIbumSE
Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
MyDVD
Sonic Solutions
Article 3 Other Rights and Limitations
(a) _u may not copy This Software or any of tbe printed materials atu_ched,except for dulJlicat_ons to provide back-ulJ or storage
(b) Igse of This Software by third palsies is prot_ibited, whetller by transferring _enting leasing, lending, lnoving, o_ any otller
measures
(c)
(d)
You may not decompile or disassemble this Software
Dulflication and, or distribution of any files on this storage lnediuln for commercial
use is prohibited
Article 4 Quality Assurance
Under 11ocircumstances will Matsushita Electlic Indusnial Co. Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd, or Sonic Solutions accept any responsibility fo*
any damages you may incur from using or being unable to use This Software (including, but not limited to, loss of business profit,
interruption of business, loss of business inforlnation, or other monetary damages)
Article 5 Termination
of Agreement
If you fail to comply witb the teHns of this Agreement Matsushita Electric Indusnial Co. Ltd Hitachi, Ltd. and Sonic Solutions
resels'e the right to terminate the Agreement In such a case, you will be obliged to discard all copies of This Software and its
conlponent
s
Article 6 Prioritized
License Agreement
When some software plograms are installed, tile license ag_cements will be displayed (to be lefe_ed to as online license agreement)
If the online license agreement conflicts with tiffs Agreement, the online license agreement shall have a priori b,
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
In addition
factor
to the careful
in the
design
This page
lists
accessory
reference.
eqmpmenL
attention
of every
important
devoted
instrumenL
information
Please
to quality
But,
that
will help
read it carefully
standards
safety
is your
in the manufacture
responsibility
to assure
before
your
operating
INSTALLATION
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Read and Follow Instructions -- All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the video
product is operated. Follow all operating and use
instructions.
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3
4
enjoyment
your
of your
video
product,
safety
is a major
too.
and proper
video product
use of DVD
and keep
Video
it in a handy
Camera
place
and
for future
Ventilation -- Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of
the video product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the video
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This video product should never be placed near or over
a radiator or heat register. This video product should
not be placed in a built-in installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided
or the video product manufacturer's instructions have
been followed.
Retain Instructions
-- The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings -- Comply with all warnings on the
video product and in the operating instructions.
Power Sources -- This video product should be
operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your video dealer
or Iocat power company. For video products intended
to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
Overloading -- Do not overload
wail outlets and extension cords
as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock. Overloaded AC
outlets and extension cords are
dangerous, and so are frayed
power cables, damaged or
cracked wire insulation and
broken plugs. They may result in
a shock or fire hazard. Periodically examine the cord
and have it replaced by your service technician if
appearance indicates damage or deteriorated
insulation.
Power-Cord Protection -- Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked
on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the appliance.
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Attachments -- Do not use attachments unless
recommended by the video product manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
Caution: Maintain electrical safety. Powedine operated
equipment or accessories connected to this unit should
bear the UL listing mark or CSA certification mark on the
accessory itself and should not have been modified so as
to defeat the safety features. This will help avoid any
potential hazard from electric shock or fire. tf in doubt,
contact qualified service personnel.
Water and Moisture-Do not use this video product
near water-- for example, near a bath tub, wash bow{,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near
a swimming pool, and the like.
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Accessories-Do not place this video p rod uct on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
video product may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use
only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
video product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use
a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
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An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance
and cart combination to overturn.
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SERVICE
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Power Lines -- An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it can falt
into such power lines or circuits• When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching or approaching such
power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal. Installing an outdoor antenna can be hazardous
and should be left to a professional antenna installer
d. If the video product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions• Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore
the video product to its normal operation•
e. If the video product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged•
f When the video product exhibits a distinct change
in performance -- this indicates a need for service•
USE
Cleaning -- Unplug this video product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. DO not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners• Use a damp cloth for cleaning•
kind into this video product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock• Never spiII
liquid of any kind on the video product•
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Lightning -- For added protection for this video
product during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for tong periods of time,
unplug it from the watt outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable-system• This wilt prevent damage to
the video product due to lightning and power-line
surges
Conditions
Requiring Service-Unplug this video
product from the wail outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following
conditions•
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged•
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the video product•
c. If the video product has been exposed to rain or
water•
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andLiquid
Entry--Never
pushobjectsofany
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Servicing -- Do not attempt to service this video
product yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards•
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel•
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Replacement Parts-- When replacement parts are
required, have the service technician verify that the
replacements he uses have the same safety
characteristics as the original parts• Use of
replacements specified by the video product
manufacturer can prevent fire, electric shock or other
hazards•
Safety Check -- Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this video product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks recommended by
the manufacturer to determine that the video product
is in safe operating condition•
Heat -- The product should be situated away from
heat sou rces such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
Cautions
Handle
When Using
the liquid
crystal
display
(LCD)
with care:
• The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surfi_ce with force, hit it or prick it with a sharp object.
• If you push the LCD surlhce, unevenness in display may occur. If unevemless does not disappear, turn the DVD
Video Camera ofll wait ±br a few moments, and then rum it on again.
• Do not place the DVD Video Camera with the open LCD screen down.
• (?lose the LCD monitor when not using the DVD Video Camera.
Liquid
crystal
display
and viewfinder:
• The L('D screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technolog_ Among the total number ofpixels
(approx. 120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and approx. 110,000 pixels ibr viewfinder), 0.01% or less pixels may
be missing (black dots) or may remain lit as colored dots (red, blue, green). This shows the limitations of the cttrrent
teclmolog}: and does not indicate a ±;aultthat will interfere with recording.
• The LCD screen and viewfinder will be slightly dinnner than usual when the DVD Video Camera is at low
temperature, as in cold areas, or inzmediately after power is turned on. Normal brightness will be restored when
the temperature inside the DVD Video Camera rises.
Hold the DVD Video
Camera
correctly:
• Do not hold the DVD Video Camera by the viewfinder or LCD monitor when lifting it: the viewfinder or LCD
monitor could detach and the DVD Video Camera may ±'all.
Do not subject
the DVD Video
Camera
to impact:
• This DVD Video Camera is a precision machine. Take _eat care that you do not strike it against a hard o[!iect or
let it I;all.
• Do not use the DVD Video (amera
on a tripod in a place where it is sut!iect to severe vibrations or impact.
No sand or dust!
• Fine sand or dnst entering the DVD Video Camera or AC adaptor could cause malfunctions or defects.
No water
or oil!
• Water or oil entering the DVD Video Camera or AC adaptor could canse electric shock.
malfunctions or defects.
Heat on surface
of product:
• The surl'ace of the DVD Video Camera will be slightly wann, but this does not indicate a l'ault.
Screen
on connected
TV:
• Never leave the disc navigation screem still image or camera image displayed on your TV to which the DVD Video
Camera is connected: Doing so could result in displayed image retention or phosphor degradation of TV screen.
Be careful
of ambient
temperature:
• UsingtheDVDVideoCamerainaplacewherethetemperatnreisover
140°F(40_C)orunder32°F(0°C)willresult
in abnonnal recording/playback.
• Take care that the temperature of this DVD Video Camera, when connected to a PC does not rise excessively
(reference for usage: approx. 30 minntes at about 86°F (30°C).
• Do not leave the DVD Video Camera on a beach or in a closed vehicle where the temperature is very high ibr a
long time: This could cause malfunctions.
Do not point
directly
at the sun:
• If direct sunlight strikes the lens or viewfinder, the DVD Video Camera conld malfunction or a fire could occnr.
• Do not leave the DVD Video Camera with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight: This could cause
malfnnctions.
Do not use the DVD Video
Camera
near TV or radio:
• This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the DVD Video
Camera
near atrong
radio wavea
or magnetism:
• Ifthe DVD Video Camera is used near strong radio waves or magnetism, such asnear aradio wave tower or electric
appliances, noise could enter video and audio that are being recorded. During playback of normally recorded video
and andio, noise may also be present in picture and sound.
At worst the DVD Video Camera could malfunction.
Do not expoae
the DVD Video
Camera
to soot
or steam:
• Thick soot or steam could damage the DVD Video Camera case or cause malflmctions.
Do not use the DVD Video
Camera
near corrosive
gas:
• Ifthe DVD Video Camera is used m aplace where there is denseexhaust gasgeneratedby gasoline or diesel engines
or corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulfide, the extemal or intemal terminals could corrode disabling normal
operation, or the batte D connecting terminals could corrode, so that power will not turn on.
Do not use the DVD Video
Camera
near ultrasonic
humidifier:
• Calcimn and other chemicals dissolved in water could scatter in the air and white particles could adhere to the
optical head of the DVD Video Camera, which could cause it to operate abnormally.
Do not expoae
the DVD Video
Camera
to insecticide:
• Insecticide entering the DVD Video Camera could dirty the lens in the laser pickup block, and in such a case the
DVD Video Camera might not operate normally. Turn the DVD Video Camera offand cover it with vinyl sheet.
etc. before using insecticide.
Do not use an optional
8 cm CD lena cleaner:
• Cleaning the lens is not necessa_" when using this DVD Video Camera in the usual wa3_
• Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD Video Camera to malfunction.
Do not touch
the lens in laaer
pickup
block.
• If you touch the lens in the laser pickup block directly it may cause malfmlctions.
compensable part. Therefore, pay much attention when operating this camera.
Laser picknp block is not a
Be careful
of moisture
condensation:
• When you move the DVD Video Camera between places where the difference in temperatures is great - such as
entering a lodge from a ski slope or going out of a cooled room or vehicle - condensation (vapor in air wanned or
cooled to water droplets) could occur on the lens and/or inside the DVD Video Camera. If condensation occttrs,
do not open the cover of disc or card insertion block if possible. If condensation occurs on the lens, wipe it offwith
a soft, dry cloth. Even if the external surface of DVD Video Camera has dried, condensation may remain inside:
Turn the DVD Video Camera offand leave it in a dry place ±br at least 1-2 hours beibre using it again.
Do not use the DVD Video
Camera
for a long,
uninterrupted
period
of time:
• This DVD Video Camera cannot be used for a long tinle continuously asa sm-veillance canlera monitor. If you use
the DVD Video Camera for a long continuous period of time. the temperatnre of the DVD Video Camera could
exceed its proper limit and the recording/playback operation could be slowed down: In this case. turn it off and wait
for a while before using it again.
• Take care that the temperature of this DVD Video Camera. ````,henconnected to a PC, does not rise excessively
[reference for usage: approx. 30 minntes at about 86°F (30°C).]
Do not turn the DVD Video
indicator
Camera
off while the ACCESS/PC
indicator
or CARD ACCESS
is lit or blinking:
• The ACCESS PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking to
show that data is being written to disc or card, or being read from it.
At this time, do not do any of the following, so as not to damage the
data:
CARD
ACCESS
indicator
Remove batte D" pack
Disconnect AC adaptor
Plug or unplug USB cable
Remove disc or card
ACCESS/PC
indicator
Sub.iect DVD Video Camera to severe vibrations or impact.
Forcefully open or close the LCD monitor
If you turn the DVD Video Camera offwhile the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or blinking, turn
it on again with the disc or card loaded in it: Repair of the disc or card will be executed antomatically (see page 152).
Do not wipe
the DVD Video
Camera
case with benzene
or thinner:
• The coating of case could peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
• When using a chemical cleaning cloth. Ibllow the instructions.
Also read the instructions
• For optional accessories
Keep the Memory
attached
with
optional
accessories:
observe the cantions and folio',',"instrnction mannals attached.
Card
out of reach
of children
to prevent
swallowing.
Cautions
When Storing
Do not leave the DVD Video Camera
long period of time:
in a place
where
the temperature
is very high for a
• The temperature inside a closed vehicle or trunk can become very highiu a hot season.Ifyou leave the DVD Video
Camera in such a place it could mal±imction or the case could be damaged. Do not expose the DVD Video Camera
to direct sunlight or place it near a heater.
Do not store the DVD Video
Camera
in a place
where
the humidity
is high or in a dusty
place:
• Dust entering the DVD Video Canlera could causemalfi.mctions. I fhulnidity is high. the lens could become nmld3\
and the DVD Video Camera could become inoperative. It is recommended that you put the DVD Video Camera
in a box together with a desiccant when storing it in a closet, etc.
Do not store the DVD Video
vibrations:
Camera
in a place
subject
to strong
magnetism
or intense
• This could cause malfi.mctions.
Detach the battery pack from the DVD Video Camera and store it in a cool place:
• Leaving the battery pack attached or storing it at high temperature could shorten its life.
Suggestions
and Restrictions
Make a trial recording:
• Always make a trial recording before doing actual recording to make sure that recording is nom_al.
Data that have notbeen stored normally because of a defect in the DVD Video Camera calmot be restored.
It isreconmaendedthat you use a DVD-RAMdisc fromwhich recorded contents can be deleted _\_rtrial recording.
Do not use the DVD Video Camera for professional applications:
• This DVD Video Camera is designed and produced _\_rhome-use recording and playback.
The recorded contents cannot be compensated for:
• Panasonic cannot compensate _\_rany damages caused when recording is notmade normally or recorded contents
cannot be played back because of a defect in the DVD Video Camera, disc or card. Also, Panasonic cammt be
responsible for your recorded video and audio.
• Ifyou or athird partymake amistake when handling this DVDVideoCamera disc, card, etc.,the recorded contents
may be lost. We cammt be responsible ±Brcompensation ±Brdamage due to loss of recorded contents.
Copyright:
• Data recorded on the disc or card in this DVD Video Camera using other digital analog media or devices are
protected by thecopyright act andcannot beused without permission of the owner of copyright except forpersonal
enjoyment. Be aware that recording is restricted for some demonstrations peri\_m_ancesand exhibitions, even for
personal eujoyment.
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Read This First
To guide you, we've included the following six chapters.
• The section on "Setups" explains how to set up the
DVD Video Camera, battery pack. and set the date/
time.
We want this manual to be as helpful as possible.
so it includes two easy ways to find the information
you need.
• The section on "Basic Techniques" explains the basic
operation of this DVD Video Camera-recording of
movies, still images, external input, and playback of
recorded images.
• The section on "Advanced Techniques" explains
settings on this DVD Video Camera l\_r more
advanced usage.
• The section on "Disc Navigation" explains editing
with Disc Navigation: Refer to this section when
finalizing DVD-R disc and initializing DVD-RAM
disc.
• A qnick index for the information you use most often
(this page).
• A detailed table of contents directing you to specific
ini\_rmation quickly (see pages 15 -17).
• The section on "Installing Software" explains the
contents of provided CD-ROM and how to install the
included software.
• "Subsidiary Information" includes an introduction to
products sold separatel); proper cleaning, and
troubleshooting.
Get to know your DVD Video Camera by using this
manual, and get to know Panasonic. We appreciate
your business.
Quick
Index
Available Discs .................................................
28
Recording Movie ..............................................
51
Playing Back ....................................................
59
Connecting
69
to a TV ..........................................
Functions Available with Disc Navigation ........ 99
Installing Software .........................................
130
With tiffs DVD Video Camera you can view the pictme being recorded or the playback pictme on die LCD monitor or
in the viewfinder Opening or closing the LCD monitor switches the picture to appeai on the LCD monitor oi in the
viewfinder The following text describes opeiation assuming that the viewfindei is used as a monito! device
About This Manual
QDisplays
in this manual
Understand that the displays in the manual may not appear exactly as those you will actually see in the viewfinder
or on the LCD screen.
QNotation
of cancel button
Press the stop/cancel button to stop )_mr operation midwa)_ or ret_trn the menu screen to the preceding one. The
expression "press the • button" will be used in this text.
Q_
, _
and _
marks beside headings
Some fi.mctions of this DVD Video Camera are unavailable with disc or card. Refer to the marks at right above each
function to identil_" whether the disc or card is compatible with the function. Refer to these marks and identi_" the
ftmctions and operation to match the disc or card you use.
QIIlustrations
in this manual
Although the external appearances of VDR-M50PP and VDR-M70PP
models is identical.
The illustrations of VDR-M70PP are used in this text.
are different the method of operating both
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Introduction
QYou can record even during playback (page 51)
Unlike tape devices, you do not need to search for the recording start position or locate the begilmmg of a blank
portion.
New recording will not oven_Tite an?" previously recorded data.
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Recorded scenes
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÷
If you stop playback midwayand start recording, overwrite will not occur.
QYou can immediately play back desired recorded scenes (page 97)
Yon do not need to rewind, unlike recorders using tape.
Yon can select any scene you want and inmaediately play it back (using Disc Navigation function).
QUse Disc Navigation to create your original movie (page 116)
Yon can delete l.mnecessary scenes moxe all}' scenes etc. and create your original movie work (Play List).
Before editing
After editing
QYou can easily edit scenes (page 77)
Using this DVD Video Camera you can collect scenes of
your child, for example, on a play list using the Disc
Navigation function and create an original movie: Then
simply play back the play list and dub it on VCR. It is also
easy to make any mm-_berof identical tapes.
Until now, you had to
repeatedly press
buttons.
OCreate original DVDs on PC
(page 141)
You can use a DVD-R disc to create an original DVD
using the provided software CD-ROM.
The created DVD disc can be played back on a DVD
player, DVD-ROM drive, etc.
With DVD, you can simply
play back this DVD Video
Camera, and press the
record button on VCR.
Original
created
12
DVD being
Playback of DVD
Quick Start Guide for Software
Features
The following software programs are contained on the provided CD-ROM.
USB Driver
Install this driver when using the provided USB Cable to connect this
DVD Video Camera to a PC.
DVD-RAM Driver
Install this driver when using stills and images recorded on a DVD-RAM
disc on a PC.
DVD-MovieAIbumSE
By combining DVD-MovieAIbumSE
with VDR-M50PP/VDR-M70PP
DVD
Video Camera, it is possible to use playback, recording and editing on
the DVD-RAM disc. It is also possible to transfer extracted data and title
information etc. to MyDVD.
MyDVD
Use this software when creating a DVD-Video disc from motion images
edited using DVD-MovieAIbumSE.
Confirming
the enx ironment of comlecting equipment: see page 130.
Installation
1
Installing
Guide (see page 130 for details)
USB Driver.
• Be sm'e you do not connect the ISB (:able before installing tile USB Drivel'.
• Insert the provided CD-ROM into the PC and"Setup Menn" will activate: you can install the USB Driver fron_
the "Setnp Menu'.
• After the installation completes, the PC can recognize the DVD Video Camera when the DVD Video Camera
and the PC are comlected with the USB cable.
2
Install the software (DVD-RAM Driver, MyDVD and DVD-MovieAIbumSE).
• The software can also be installed from the "Setup Menu".
Note:
If the "Setup Menu" does not appear, double-click
Suggestions
1
for using software
the CD-ROM drive icon.
(see page 141 for details)
Connect this DVD Video Camera to the PC as illustrated
below.
• Please ensure a DVD-RAM disc with recorded material is loaded into the DVD Video Camera before
proceeding.
To USB port
2
Edit motion image files using DVD-MovieAIbumSE.
• You call edit motion image files on the DVD-RAM disc.
13
Export motion image data to PC using DVD-MovieAIbumSE.
4
MyDVD program will automatically
5
Edit motion images and introduce interactive DVD menus using MyDVD Software.
Insert
start. (see page 142 for details)
a new DVD-R disc into the DVD Video
Camera.
• When making an original DVD-R disc using MyDVD software a message for initialization appears on the
LCD of DVD Video Camera Select "No" and then l\dlow the instrnctions on the screen of your PC to make
the original DVD-R disc. Do not perform initialization on DVD Video Camera when using a DVD-R disc with
your compnter.
7
Write motion image files to the DVD-R disc with MyDVD.
• Writeedited motion images to ml8 cm DVD-R disc in this DVD Video Cmnerausing MyDVD software.
Cautions
for use
• VVheny_rema_dngarec_rding_nanewDVD-Rdisciny_rDVDVide_C_mera,y_nm_stinitializethedisc
before
recording
motion
inmges.
DVD-RAM
disc and Card
do not require
• DVD-R
discs are a one time write format;
therefore
when
DVD-MovieAlbum
or MyDVD,
you cannot
edit it again.
• VVhen
using
DVD-MovieAlbum
software
on
Professional,
log on to 3'our PC as Administrator
a login
other
name
than
Administratoi;
Windows
or with
you cannot
you write
_ 2000
initialization.
information
Professional
a login name
equall
to the DVD-R
/ XP
Home
3 authorized.
disc with
Edition
/ XP
If you log on with
use DVD-MovieAlbum.
• Set the display resolution to 1024 _ 768 (16 bits color) when using DVD-MovieAlbunL
Display Settings method as follows:
Select "Start" :" 'Settings" (except Windows®XP Home Edition / XP Professional) ,._"Control Panel"
"Display"
and select "Settings" tab on 'Display", and then adjust "Screen Resolution" and "Color quality" to the above.
• MyDVD
edit stills
• Depending
14
inctuded
in tile prodded
CD-ROM
does
not contain
tile slideshows
fmlction.
Therefore
on M3DVD.
on the condition
of your
PC,
it may take
a long time to install
the software.
you can not
Table of Contents
Important Information ........................................
2
Be sure to read the following before
opening the CD-ROM package ......................
4
IMPORTANT
5
SAFEGUARDS
...........................
Cautions When Using ........................................
7
Cautions When Storing ....................................
10
Suggestions and Restrictions ..........................
Read This First ................................................
10
11
About This Manual ...........................................
11
Using DVD Video Camera
with AC adaptor ................................................
Inserting
and Removing
45
Disc ...........................
46
Inserting Disc .......................................................
Removing Disc ....................................................
Inserting and Removing
Card ..........................
46
48
49
Basic Techniques
Basic Operation
of DVD Video Camera .......... 50
Turning DVD Video Camera On or Off................ 50
Recording Movie ..............................................
51
Introd uction ......................................................
12
Quick Start Guide for Software ........................
13
Recording Stills ................................................
52
Table of Contents ............................................
15
Checking Provided Accessories ......................
Names of Parts ................................................
18
19
Compensating for Backlight .............................
On-Screen Information ....................................
53
54
Setting Up the Battery Pack .............................
23
Charging
Battery
Pack .........................................
23
Try to Record and Play Back Using Disc
(Video and Photo) ............................................
24
Try to Record and Play Back Using Card
(Photo) .............................................................
Discs and Cards ..............................................
26
28
Available
Discs
Information
Examples
Used
Handling
....................................................
on DVD-R
of Discs
on this
that
DVD
Discs
Disc
.................................
Cannot
Video
28
29
be
Camera
.....................
.....................................................
29
30
Available Cards ...................................................31
Storage Capacity of Disc or Card .................... 32
Recordable Time of Movie (Video) ...................... 32
Recordable Stills (Photos) on Disc ......................
33
Recordable Stills (Photos) on Card .....................
33
Size and Quality of Photos ..................................
33
Setting Up tile DVD Video Camera ................. 34
Holding DVD Video Camera ................................34
Attaching
Shoulder Belt .......................................
35
Attaching Lens Cap .............................................35
Inserting Battery into Remote
Controller ..........................................................
36
Removing
Battery
from Remote Controller .......... 36
Viewing
Subject
Through
Viewfinder
...................
37
Viewing image on LCD Monitor Screen .............. 38
Closing
LCD Monitor ...........................................
39
Setting Date and Time .........................................40
Changing
Display
Format of Date
and Time ...........................................................
41
About the Battery Pack ....................................
Removing
Battery
Battery
Pack
Pack
to DVD
Macro Recording ................................................. 58
Using Conversion Lens
(Optional-User Provided).................................. 58
Playing Back ....................................................
59
Playing Back........................................................ 59
Playback
from Start of Disc or Card ....................
60
Search Playback of Movie................................... 60
Frame Advance/Frame Back/Stow Playback of
Movie ................................................................
60
Skip Playback
of Movie .......................................
61
Playing
Back Stills ...............................................
61
Jumping
to Specified
Point (Go To) ....................
62
On-Screen Information Display ....................... 63
information Display during Playback................... 63
Manually Focusing Subject .............................. 64
Focusing during Recording ................................. 64
Adjusting Exposure Manually .......................... 66
Using Auto Function ........................................
Using External Microphone
Setups
Attaching
information Display during Recording ................. 54
Zooming ...........................................................
57
Video
Camera....
.......................................
42
42
42
Battery Remaining Level Indicator.......................44
Efficient Use of Battery Pack ...............................44
Setting Video Flash (Only for VDR-M70PP)
Viewing on TV Screen .....................................
Connecting
67
.............................
to a TV ..............................................
68
.... 68
69
69
Viewing on TV Screen ......................................... 70
Playback on DVD Video Recorder/Player ....... 71
To Customers Who Have a DVD Video
Recorder with hard disk ...................................
71
Playback on DVD Player .................................
72
Removing from/and Replacing in Round
DVD Holder ...................................................
73
How to Remove
Replacing
Disc
Disc
...........................................
in Round
DVD
Holder
.................
73
74
When the Hinge of Round DVD
Holder Comes off ............................................. 74
Disc Cleaning
......................................................
74
Recording (Dubbing) Images ........................... 75
Recording (Dubbing) Images from
Other Video Device ..........................................
75
15
Recording (Dubbing) Images from
Other Video Cameras .......................................
76
Recording (Dubbing) images on Other Video
Devices .............................................................
77
Directing Scenes Effectively
(Edit - Fade) ...................................................
Combining Multiple Scenes
(Edit - Combine) .............................................
Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide) ..........................
Copying Stitls on DVD-RAM Disc to Card
(Copy) .............................................................
Locking Scenes on Card (Lock) ........................
Designating Scenes to be Printed
(DPOF) ...........................................................
Selecting Scenes Using Menu Screen
(Select) ...........................................................
Advanced Techniques
Understanding
Setting
Flow
of Menus
Up Camera
Functions
.........................
78
..........................
80
Selecting Shooting Mode to Match the Subject
(Switching Program AE Mode) .........................
Adjusting Color (White Balance) ..........................
Using the Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) .........
Reducing Wind Noise during Recording
(Wind Cut) .........................................................
Setting to Wide TV Screen Mode
(Wide) (Only for VDR-M70PP) ..........................
Setting
Up Record
Functions
...........................
80
81
83
83
Displaying Information Using Menu Screen
(Detail) ...........................................................
Program
86
88
88
89
Setting OSD Output On or Off
(On-Screen Display) .........................................
LCD
Setup
90
.......................................................
91
Setting Brightness of LCD Screen
(Brightness) ......................................................
Setting Color Density of LCD Screen
(Color Level) ....................................................
Initial Settings
91
91
..................................................
92
Switching Operating Sound On or Off
(Beep) ...............................................................
Turning DVD Video Camera Off Automatically
(Power Save) ....................................................
Turning Record LED On or Off
(Record LED) ....................................................
Changing Display Language
(Language) .......................................................
Resetting Menu Settings to Defaults
(Reset) ..............................................................
92
92
93
93
94
Disc Navigation
Using
Disc
Navigation
......................................
95
Starting or Terminating Disc Navigation ..............
Playing Back from Disc Navigation Screen .........
Selecting Multiple Scenes ...................................
Selecting Consecutive Scenes Together .............
Disc Navigation
Menu ......................................
95
97
98
98
99
Functions Available with Disc Navigation ............ 99
Understanding Flow of Disc
Navigation Menu .............................................
t00
Scene .............................................................
101
Deleting Scenes (Delete) ...................................
101
Changing Images for Thumbnails
(Edit - Thumbnail) ...........................................
103
Playing Back by Skipping Scenes
(Edit - Skip) .....................................................
104
Arranging Order of Scenes (Edit - Move) .......... 104
16
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
What is "program"? ............................................
113
Switching to Thumbnail Dispiay of Specific Date
(Switch) ..........................................................
113
Playing Back Program (Play) ............................
114
Changing Title of Program (Title) ...................... 114
84
Switching Movie Quaiity (VIDEO Mode) .............. 86
Switching Quality of Still Image (Quality) ............. 87
Receiving Image from Another Device
(Input Source) ...................................................
Switching External input Recording Method
(PHOTO Input) .................................................
Self Timer ............................................................
.........................................................
105
Play
List .........................................................
What is "Play List"? ...........................................
Creating New Play List (Create) ........................
Switching to Display of Each Play List
(Switch) ..........................................................
Playing Back a Play List (Play) ..........................
Adding Scenes to Play List
(Editing Play List) ...........................................
Deleting Scenes from Play List
(Editing Play List) ...........................................
Adding Scenes Using Submenu for Editing
(Editing Play List) ...........................................
Deleting Scenes Using Submenu for Editing
(Editing Play List) ..........................................
Selecting Scenes Using Submenu for Editing
(Editing Play List) ...........................................
Arranging Order of Scenes (Move) ...................
Changing Title of Play List (Title) ......................
Deleting Play List (Delete) .................................
Go To .............................................................
Top (End) ..........................................................
Disc or Card Management
Verifying
Disc or
Protecting
(Protect
Initializing
(Format
Updating
(Update
Finalizing
Other
.............................
116
116
116
117
117
118
119
119
120
120
121
122
122
123
123
124
Remaining Free Space on
Card (Capacity) ..................................
124
Disc from Writing
Disc) ..................................................
124
DVD-RAM Disc or Card
Disc. Format card) ............................
125
Control information of DVD-RAM Disc
Control Info.) .....................................
126
DVD-R Disc (Finalize Disc) ............... 127
Functions
(Others)
...............................
128
Displaying Movies or Stitls independently
(Category) ......................................................
128
Playing Back Scenes Repeatedly
(Repeat Play) .................................................
128
Slide Show (Continuous Playback of Stills) ....... 129
Installing Software
Compatible
PC for use with DVD Video Camera:
VDR-M50PPNDR-M70PP
.............................
130
Operations will not be guaranteed under the
following conditions .....................................
130
Contents on Provided CD-ROM .................... 131
Installing
USB
Installing
DVD-RAM
Driver
.........................................
Driver
................................
133
135
Installing DVD-MovieAtburnSE.......................... 138
Installing MyDVD ............................................... 140
Creating DVD Video on PC from DVD-RAM
Disc Recorded on DVD Video Camera ....... 141
Uninstalling Software .....................................
143
Uninstalting USB Driver ..................................... 143
Deleting Other Applications ...............................144
Supplementary
Information
Introduction to Optional Accessories
Video
Camera
Information
Accessories
on Round
DVD
............. 145
...............................
Holder
....................
145
t46
Cleaning .........................................................
147
Terminology
148
...................................................
Before Requesting
Service ............................
150
Error Messages
.............................................
152
Troubleshooting
.............................................
158
System Reset ................................................
Major Specifications .......................................
164
165
Request for Service Notice (USA Only) ......... 168
Limited Warranty (For USA Customers) ........ 169
Customer Services
Directory .........................
170
Warranty (For Canadian Customers) ............. 171
17
Checking
Provided
A ccessories
Make sure that you found all the following accessories
in the package.DO Cord:
Battery Pack (CGA-DU14A):
Portable power supply for this DVD Video
Camera. Chalge it before use
AC Adaptor/Charger
(PV-DAC13):
Used to power the DVD Video Camera
AC outlet, or charge battery pack
Power Cable:
Connect between
Remote Controller
(VEQ3993):
Use to control the DVD Video Camera from a
distance
household
AC outlet and
AC adaptor
from
When powering the DVD Video Camera from
household AC outlet, use this cord to con nect
the DVD Video Camera and AC adaptor
Button Type Battery (CR2025):
To power the remote controller
WARNING:
Keep
from children, tf
swallowed, consult
a
thisphysician
battery away
immediately for
emergency
treatment
AVIS Inpu'dOutput
Cable: (EW12522)
Used when playing back the DVD Video
Camera picture to a TV screen, or input or
output video from/to another video device.
Shoulder
8 ¢m DVD-RAM Disc (in Round DVD
Holder):
To record video (movie) on this DVD Video
Camera.
Software
18
Belt:
Attach to the DVD Video Camera
from shoulder
to hang it
CD-ROM:
Use this CD-ROM on PC when connecting
the DVD Video Camera to PC
@
Lens Cap and Lens Cap String:
Attach the lens cap when not recording,
protect the lens.
UBB Cable:
(BW12531)
to
Names of Parts
5
6
10 _
7
8
9
M,c
12
(Inside the cover)
Infrared receiver (P. 37)
\_11en the remote controller is used to operate the
DVD Video Camera, this receiver will receive the
infrared signal.
9
(Bottom)
Hot shoe (P. 68)
Only for VDR-MTOPP:
Attach the optional video flash here.
10 AV input/output
2
Lens cap string attachment
3
Recording indicator (P. 93)
The red indicator will light during recording.
jack (P. 69, 75)
hole (P. 35)
11 External microphone jack (P, 68)
4
Internal stereo microphone
5
Lock cover and Lock button (P. 34)
6
Optical 10x zoom lens (VDR-MTOPP)
Optical 18x zoom lens (VDR-MSOPP)
(P. 57)
12 2.5" type Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
(inside) (P. 7, 38)
(P. 51)
7
Lens hood (P. 58)
Always remove this lens hood when using optionaluser provided tele-conversion or wide-conversion
lens.
8
Zoom lever (P. 57)
Push the lever to the T side for telephoto, or to the W
side for wide-angle.
13 BATTERY EJECT switch (P. 42)
The BATTERY EJECT switch is located on the
bottom of this DVD Video Camera: Slide it when
removing the batte_" pack.
Although the external appearances of VDR-M50PP
and VDR-M?0PP are differenL the method of
operating both models is identical. VDR-M70PP
illustrations are used in this manual.
lg
14
20
15
21
16
22
17
23
18
24
25
26
27
14 Viewfinder (P. 7, 37)
22 Power switch (P. 50, 51,52)
15 Diopter control (P. 37)
To adjust the focus of image appearing in the
viewfinder (Pull out the viewfinder.).
23 Shoulder belt attachments
16 ACCESS/PC indicator (P. 9, 51,52)
Will blink or light when the disc in DVD Video
Camera is accessed (write or read is executed) or the
DVD Video Camera is comlected to PC.
17 DISC EJECT lever (P. 46)
Press and release this lever to open the disc guide.
19
portion (P. 35)
24 LOCK switch (P. 25, 51)
In _ mode, set the LOCK switch to N (to the left)
to lock the power switch so that it does not
accidentally move to _.
From I_ mode, you cannot move the LOCK switch
to the left to lock the power switch.
25 Speaker (P. 59)
26 Grip Belt (Free Style Grip Belt) (P. 34)
18 CARD ACCESS indicator (P. 9, 52)
27 Disc insertion block (P. 46)
19 Card insertion block (P. 49)
20 Battery attachment
platform (P. 42)
21 Record (REC) button (P. 51, 52)
2O
28
29
32
34
28 AUTO button (P. 67)
To switch the DVD Video Camera to frill amomatic.
36
36
36 USB port (To PC)
36 Joystick (P. 40, 59, 79)
29 FOCUS button (P. 64)
To switch between manual l\_cus and auto-focus.
30 EXPOSURE button (P. 66)
Press this button to adiust the exposure.
31 BACK LIGHT (backlight compensation)
button (P. 53)
Press this button when sub.iect is being illuminated
from behind.
Move thej oystick to select a scene or meml item, and
then press the center (1_/11) to play back the scene,
pause it, or select an option i_-om the meml.
37 DISC NAVIGATION
32 DISPLAY (Screen display) button (P. 63)
Press this button to display the details of image being
played back or camera setting status, or to switch the
display off.
33 Volume control buttons (VOL)/O @ buttons
(P. 69, 64, 66)
To ac[iust the volume of smmd i_om speaker, etc.
34 RESET button (P. 164)
To reset all settings to defanlts (stares when the DVD
Video Camera was shipped from the factory).
button (P. 95)
38 SELECT button (P. 98, 111)
39 MENU button (P. 40, 79, 101)
Press this button to display the menn lbr setting
camera functions and Disc Navigation.
The camera menn will appear even if disc is not
loaded.
40 Stop/cancel
button (P. 11,69, 79)
To end playback or cancel menu setting.
21
47
41
42
43
48
44
49
50
51
45
52
53
46
54
55
_J
41 REC button (P. 51,52)
47 ZOOM T button (P. 57)
42 DIGITAL ZOOM button (R 57)
48 ZOOM W button (P. 57)
43 Reverse skip button (P. 61)
49 Forward Search button (P. 60)
44 Reverse search button (P. 60)
50 Play/pause
45 DISC NAVIGATION
51 Forward skip button (P. 61)
button (P. 95)
46 MENU button (P. 40, 79, 101)
button (P. 59)
52 DISPLAY button (P. 63)
53 Stop button (P. 11, 59, 79)
54 DELETE button (P. 101)
55 SELECT button (P. 98, 111)
* The buttons oll remote controller will function the same as those on DVD Video Camera.
22
Setting Up the Battery Pack
The CGA-DU14A battery packprovided with this DVD Video Camera has not been chargedatpurchase
time. Charge it before using the DVD Video Camera.
Note:
• Be sure to use the specified battery pack CGA-DU 14A (provided) for the DVD Video Camera: using other batteries could
cause the DVD Video Camera to malfunction, or result in fire.
• Be sure to use the specified AC adaptor to charge the battery pack: using other chargers could cause electric shock
or fire.
• Charge the battery pack at temperatures
of 50 - 86°F (10-30°C).
Charging Battery Pack
Use the provided
1
Connect
2
Plug the power
AC adaptor
the power
cable
to charge
the batter}'
pack.
to AC adaptor.
3 Attach
the batter}, pack
to AC adaptor.
Note:
When charging a battery pack, unplug the DC cord from the
DC output jack on AC adaptor
cable into AC outlet.
The CHARGE indicator on AC adaptor will light.
Battery pack
POWER and
POWER
CHARGE indicators
indicator
Power cable
POWER CHARGE
CHARGE
indicator
AC adaptor
• Battery pack charge status
You can find out the charge
During
Charge
status
of the battery
charge
Lit
complete
Goes out
pack by checking
the CHARGE
indicator
on the AC adaptor:
Note:
• If the CHARGE indicator does not light when the AC
adaptor is plugged into household AC outlet, unplug it
from household AC outlet, wait a few moments, and then
plug it into household AC outlet again. If the CHARGE
indicator still does not light, the AC adaptor may be faulty.
Unplug it from household AC outlet and consult your
dealeL
• See "Troubleshooting"
indicator blinks.
on page 158, when the CHARGE
23
1 Connect power supply (P. 45).
AC adaptor
Connect them in sequence of the digits.
2 Insert a disc (P. 46).
l. Press down the DISC EJECT lever once and
release it.
3. Insert the disc. in Rotmd DVD Holden into the disc
guide until it stops.
"N
2. Gently open the coxer until it stops.
PUSH CLOSE
portion
Disc cover
3 Start recording (R 51).
1. Open the LCD monitor (See page 38).
3. Set the LOCK switch to N¢ (to the left) to prevent
accidental switching of recording mode.*
* Only in ,U mode.
2.\_lfile holding the sxxitch at the center of power
switch, set the switch to " ,U " or" _ ".
4.Press the REC button.
Recording will start.
Pressing the REC button again will stop recording.
Note:
When using an unformatted disc, format (initialize) it on this DVD Video Camera.
If unformatted disc is inserted into tNs DVD Video Camera, a message will appear: Format the disc following the
instructions on screen (R 47,125). Initializing the disc will erase all the recorded contents: make sure the contents
on disc are not valuable before initializing the disc.
4 View the playback of recorded content on LCD monitor.
1. Open the LCD monitor (See page 38).
2. After recording is finished, press the I_/1| button.
The recorded scene will be played back.
3. Press the • button to stop playback.
1 Connect
power
supply
(P.45).
Power cable
\
AC adaptor
Comlect
them
insequence
ofthedigits.
2 Insert a card (P. 49).
1. Open the cover of card insertion slot with power
turned off.
2. Put in a card.
3. Insert the card all the way until it locks.
3 Start
recording
(R52).
1.Open
theLCD
monitor
(See
page
38).
3. While holding the switch at the center of power
switch, set the switch to "1_ ".
4. Press the REC button.
2.Set
theLO(K
switch to _' (to the right).
Pressing REC once will record one photo.
REC
button
4 View the playback of recorded content on LCD monitor.
1. Open the LCD monitor (P. 38).
2.Press the'/
button in recording pause status: the
recorded scene will be played back.
3. Press the • button to stop playback.
Discs and Cards
The following
table lists the storage media (discs and cards)
and the functions
which are available
with them.
Recording
movie
Recording
Deleting
•
still
recorded
image
that can be used on this DVO
Video Camera
•
•
•
•
•
Editing on this DVD
Video Camera
Playback
on DVD player
_'1
Playback
recorder
on DVD video
0, 3
•*2
0, 2
_*4
0:
* t : Can
*2:
be played
back
Must
be finalized
DVD
player
on DVD
(see
Compatible
with
"4:
Some
video
DVD
with
"Terminology'_
or DVD-RAM
*3:
players
DVD
R
recorder
video
(See
recorders
recorders
the _
148) on this
page
DVD
127). May
Video
not
Camera
be playable
that conform
to 8 cm
a device
that can play
incorporate
Functions
available;
-: Not
available
mark.
before
DVD-R
on some
disc can be played
back
on
DVD players.
DVD-RAM
back
SD
memory
card
and
multimedia
card
Available Discs
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DVD-RAM
ii;
Ver. 2.1 (8 cm)
RAM
R A _44.7
DVD-R
[for General
Ver. 2.0 (8 cm)]
This DVD Video Camera uses 8 cm DVD-RAM discs
and 8 cm DVD-R discs ±\_rcamcorder use.
Discs removed 15:oreRound DVD Holder calmot be used
on this DVD Video Camera: Use them only in the holder.
Do not insert a bare disc removed from the holder into the
DVD Video Camera: It will not he removable.
Note:
• It is recommended
their
that you
compatibility
with
confirmed.
Using
Panasonic
may
deliver
optimum
a disc
not
Camera,
following
28
the
other
allow
Video
discs,
Camera
than
those
the
DVD
Video
an
disc
unformatted
is inserted
since
has been
made
by
Camera
to
performance.
• It is necessary
to initialize
disc. When an unformatted
Video
use Panasonic
this DVD
a message
instructions
will appear:
on screen
DVD-RAM
into the DVD
Initialize
(R 125).
the
disc
In Round DVD
Holder
R
R4.7
• The Round DVD Holder cannot be used on DVD Video
Cameras that use square type adapters.
• Image data edited on PC and certain types of image data
may not be visible on this DVD Video Camera.
• The image data recorded on another device may not be
playable on this DVD Video Camera.
Information on DVD-R Disc
Yon calmot record a still on DVD-R disc, or delete any
recorded images or data.
For optinmm recording on DVD-R disc. this DVD Video
Camera writes control data to the disc in order to
automatically make adjusnnents w'hen it is inserted and
ejected accompanying recording. If the disc has no area
to be written for adiustment, recording may not be
possible. To prevent this, do not insert or _iect a DVD-R
disc which has been recorded on more than 50 times. The
DVD Video Camera w'ill not per forln "write adjustment"
w'hen the DVD Video ( alnera is turned on again, bom
of£ for recording with the disc in it. or when no recording
is made. even if the disc is removed and then reinserted.
OFinalizing
DVD-R disc
Before using the 8 cm DVD-R disc oll a DVD player or
DVD video recorder that is compatible with 8 cm DVDR disc, the disc must be finalized on this DVD Video
Camera. For the finalizing procedure of 8 cm DVD-R
disc, refer to "Finalizing DVD-R Disc (Finalize Disc)"
(P. 127).
Note:
• When using an unformatted DVD-R disc, it is necessary
to format it on this DVD Video Camera (See page 47).
• Do not insert a DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD Video
Camera but not finalized, into a recordable device, such
as a DVD video recorder: The recorded data may be
damaged.
• DVD-R discs edited and finalized on PC or those finalized
on another DVD video recorder may not be pIayable on
this DVD Video Camera, depending on the editing
software used or recording status of DVD-R disc.
• Refer to the remaining time indicated on the LCD of DVD
Video Camera to check the capacity of DVD-R disc
Examples of Discs that Cannot be Used on this DVD Video Camera
•
•
•
•
•
•
DVD-RAM (2.6 GB) Ver. 1.0
DVD-R (3.9 GB) Ver. 1.0
DVD-R (4.7 GB) ±br Anthoring Ver. 2.0
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD+R
•
*
•
•
•
•
DVD-ROM
DVD-Video
CD-R
CD-RW
CD
LD
•
•
•
•
•
•
MO
MD
iD
Floppy disk
Discs other than those with diameter of 8 cm
CD-ROM
Note:
Discs recorded
on PC or DVD video recorder
may not be ptayable
cannot be used. "wiII appear. Also, blue thumbnails
will appear (Fig.
on this DVD Video Camera:
If so, message
"This disc
1 * on page 30), or normal
playback
will not be possible.
2g
Handling Discs
OUsing discs
OStoring discs
DVD-RAM
and DVD-R discs are very delicate
recording media. Carefully read the following cautions
and observe them:
• \_]len storing disc insert it in Round DVD Holder into
plastic case.
• Be careful that no condensation occurs on disc.
• Whenusing a disc in this DVD Video Camera. be sure
to keep it in Round DVD Holder.
• Always use a brand new disc when recording
important material.
• Do not place disc in the following places:
Direct sunlight for a tong time
Where humidity is high or in dusty place
While there is heat from a heatel; etc.
disc portion, and be careful that [
i Be
sttreadheres
not to touch
21odirt
to it. the exposed [ _._/_,_._
If there is dust, scratch, dirt on k
_
disc or if it is warped,
the _
I
following phenomena may occur:
Do not touch
Block noise in playback image
Momentary stop of playback
image
Sound interrupted during
playback, or abnormal sound
I
Block noise
• When recording images, the [ L_'_ a'_'_
........I
DVD Video Camera l:aay[
avoid the portions of disc [
where
recording
is not [
possible,
due
to
dust,
scratches, etc. [It will pause IZ,PtAY
<_>RA_I
I
011 at such a portion and (Recording one scene
automatically
restart may produce multiple
recording (O Ill=C).]
thumbnails.)
This will cause recording to
be interrupted for several seconds to several lninntes,
and multiple thumbnails will be created by one
recording session as shown above. In this case. the
recordable time on disc will decrease.
• Be careful when removing the disc since the metal of
removal slot of DVD Video ( an_era, and disc itsel£
3O
page
74 when
cleaning
• See page 73 for how to handle
DVD Holder
• See
page
Round
DVD
1
Blue thulnbnail display*
(Fig. 1)
Disc caanot correctly be
recognized
Delay between video and
audio
Even if disc is normal the
(Fig. 1)
above
phenomena
may
occasionally occur. While the ACCESS/PC indicator
is lit, do not subject disc to vibrations or impact, and
avoid using DVD Video Camera at extremely high or
low temperatures,
or in an environment where
condensation is likely to occur.
may be hot.
Note:
• See
74 for
DVD Holder
Holder.
how to set
oranother
the
removed
disc
the
removed
disc
disc.
from
removed
disccorrectly
Round
from
into Round
Available Cards
OCommon
cautions for disc and card
• It is reconnnended that you create a backup file for
valuable data on hard disk of PC.
• Do not do the *\_llowing,or the data on card lnay be
SD Memory
Card and
MultiMediaCard
can be used in
this DVD Video
Camera.
damaged
or lost:
Do not remove the card or Run DVD
off
during reading or writing of
Video Camera
data
Do not use DVD Video Camera in a place
static electricity or electrical
noise
OHandling
card
I I
Donottouchthecardterminalor
_
i Do uot use cards other thau the
allow it to touch metal.
I
I
II
D°u°tpaste
anything
°ther
than
I
excl:,,sive
label
ou
label
pastiug
{ Jl
card to impact.
Terminal
bend card or drop it.
• Do not disassemble
card or lnodi*_
• Do not expose
it.
card to water.
• Do not use or store card in the following places:
\_11ere the temperature
is high, such as in vehicle
high temperatures, in direct sunlight or near
Where humidity is high. or in dusty place
• Keep
•
the Memory
(ard
out of reach
at
a heater.
of Children
to
prevent swallowing.
When the write-protect switch on SD Memuu Cardis
locked, no recording, deletion or editing will be
possible on the card.
Write- _rotect switch
Note:
• The reading/writing speed of MultiMediaCard is slower
than SD Memory Card. When MultiMediaCard is used,
the performance of certain features may be slightly
slower than advertised.
• We recommend that you use a Panasonic brand SD
Memory Card.
• This DVD Video Camera can play back image data
recorded on other digital cameras conforming to the DCF
(Design rule fo r Camera File system) standard which was
established by the Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association (JEITA). The range of
image data playable on this DVD Video Camera is that
with pixeis from 80 horizontal x 60 vertical to 4000
horizontal x 3000 vertical.
• DCF is an integrated image file format for digital cameras:
Image files can be used on ail digital devices conforming
to DCR
• Image data edited on PC and certain types of image data
may not be viewabte on this DVD Video Camera.
• The image data recorded on another device may not be
playable on this DVD Video Camera.
IEIuuuUUUL
I
designated ones.
pomon.
• Do not subject
subject to
Locked status
31
Storage Capacity of Disc or Card
Recordable Time of Movie (Video)
The recordable time will vary depending on the recording quality: See page 86 for the setting of recording quality.
Moxie recordable time on one disc (on single side) (when recording only movies)
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!
XTRA
Approx.
18 min
"1
No recording
FINE
Approx.
30 min
*2
Approx.
30
min *2
STD
Approx.
60 min
*3
Approx.
60
min *3
possible
Approx.
30
min
LPCM
*4
No
* 1 : Variable
bit recording
between
approx.
recording
(recording
3-10
rate:
Approx.
6 Mbps
*3: Transfer
rate.
Approx.
3 Mbps
PCM
record
recording
in LPOfvl
than
18 minutes
(see
"Terminology",
R 148) (fly our DVD
mode)
Note:
• Audio
in XTRA,
MPEG
standard
• When
using
quality
while
Camera
32
with
or STD
Layer
of DVD
• NO movie
can
MuitiMediaCard.
used
FINE
1 Audio
video
be
2
disc,
recording
disc
for
is recorded
which
is
in the
the
option
standard.
on
SD
you cannot
on the disc:
will be automatically
the
mode
format,
recorded
DVD-R
may be possible
i
because
Image quality prioritized
Recording time prioritized
the transfer
rate
varies
automat/ca//y
Mbps)
*2: Transfer
*4:Linear
ofmore
possible
switch
The
set to the
recording.
Memory
DVD
movie
Card
the
or
movie
Video
quality
first
player
does
not
conform
to MPEG
1 Audio
Layer
2,
Recordable Stills (Photos) on Disc
ONumber of recordable stills on one
side of disc: Up to 999
If the disc still has free space after recording
it. movies can also be recorded
on it.
999 stills on
Recordable Stills (Photos) on Card
The nnmber
ofrecordable
the recording
quality:
recording
qualit?_
stills will vary
see page
depending
87 for the setting
oll
of
Note:
• Cards used on other devices can be used on this DVD
Video Camera.
• No movie or music data recorded on card can be
checked, viewed or heard on this DVD Video Camera. In
addition, no such data file can be displayed on this DVD
Video Camera.
• Use the remaining capacity function to check the
remaining free space on disc before use. See "Verifying
Remaining Free Space on Disc or Card (Capacity)" on
page 124.
• Some still data recorded on this DVD Video Camera may
not be playable on another device
Size and Quality of Photos
For VDR-M50PP
The pixel size of JPEG stills that can be recorded
DVD Video Camera is as follows:
8 MB
Approx. 45
Approx. 95
Approx. 190
16 MB
Approx. 100
Approx 200
Approx. 400
32 MB
Approx. 220
Approx 440
Approx. 880
64 MB
Approx. 440
Approx 880
Approx. 1,760
128MB
Approx. 880
Approx 1,760
Approx. 3,520
256 MB
Approx. 1,760
Approx 3,520
Approx. 7,040
6t2 MB
Approx. 3,520
Approx 7,040
Approx. 14,080
on this
VDR-M50PP
640 x 480 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
VDR-M70PP
1,280 x 960pixels
640 x 480 pixels
The following table shows the file size and quality of one
JPEG still recorded on card:
For VDR-M70PP
8 MB
Approx. 8
Approx 14
Approx. 20
16 MB
Approx. 22
Approx. 35
Approx. 50
32 MB
Approx. 50
Approx. 80
Approx. 110
64 MB
Approx. 100
Approx 160
Approx. 220
128MB
Approx. 200
Approx 320
Approx. 440
266 MB
Approx. 400
Approx 640
Approx. 880
612 MB
Approx. 800
Approx 1,280
Approx. 1,760
(The numbers of recordabte stills above are only for
reference)
FINE
Approx.
128 KB
Approx.
512 KB
When image
quality is
_rioritized
NORM
Approx.
64 KB
Approx.
384 KB
Standard
ECO
Approx.
32 KB
Approx.
256 KB
When number of
stills is prioritized
(quality will be
slightly inferior)
Although still images are recorded on DVD-RAM disc
only in the FINE mode. the quality mode can be changed
when recording stills on card.
* See page 165 for the number ofrecordable stills.
Note:
No still can
be recorded
on DVD-R
disc.
33
This section explains preparations for recording -setting up the DVD Video Camera and battery pack.
Setting
Up the DVD Video
Camera
Holding DVD Video Camera
Using
Grip Belt
Insert yottr right hand from the bottom of DVD Video
Camera up to the base ofyottr thmnb.
Put yottr hand in a position where you can easily operate
the REC button and the Zoom lever.
Acliust the length of grip belt so that the DVD Video
Camera is stable when you press the REC button with
your thumb.
1) Detach the belt.
@ @
2) Ajust the length of_ip belt.
3) Attach the belt.
Note:
DOnot adjust the grip belt while holding the DVD Video Camera: Doing this could cause the DVD Video Camera to fall
and be damaged.
To use as a Hand Strap
Using the Grip Belt as a hand strap makes it easier to carry the DVD Video Camera.
1 Detach the Grip Belt from the Video Camera.
1) Open the Lock cover,
2) Push the Lock button and pull the grip belt from
the DVD Video Camera.
Support the DVD Video Camera securely by the
hand to avoid l'alling.
Lock cover
Lockco
L°ckbutt°n
/// t''
Open the lock cover while pinching the protection
portion of both ends
2 Make
it a hand strap.
1) Turn over the belt.
2) Pull the tip in the derection
arrow.
3) Attach the belt.
34
of the
Return
after
the lock cover
pulling
out
to the closed
the grip
belt.
1'>
position
To use as a Grip Belt again
1 Attach the tip of the grip belt to the DVD Video
Camera (1).
Press down the lock cover inthe direction of the arrow
so that the belt will not _;allom (2).
Attaching Shoulder Belt
Be sure to pass through the 2 slots.
Pass the Shoulder belt through
the Shoulder belt attachments.
Attaching Lens Cap
Pass the provided string through the hole in the Grip Belt Attachment part and pass it through the hole in the lens cap.
1 Attach the lens cap string to lens cap.
Shorter side is for the lens cap.
3 Push
both sides of cap inward and attach it over the
lens.
2 Attach the string to the attaclmlent hole of DVD
Video Camera.
Detaching the grip belt makes things easier.
_and
fit
Note:
• Always keep the lens cap on when not using the DVD
Video Camera, to protect the lens.
• When recording, attach the lens cap to the grip belt by
hooking the tab inside the cap onto strap for comfortable
shooting.
When using as a hand strap, you cannot attach the lens
cap to it
35
Inserting Battery into Remote Controller
Insert
the provided
button
type battery
into remote
controller.
1 Slide the cover to remove it.
3
2 Insert the button type battery with the positive @
terminal i;acing up.
Note:
The life of the button type battery isapproximately one yeaL
If the battery is discharged, no operation is possible with
remote controller: Replace the battery.
Slide the cover to close it.
Battery stopper
Removing
1
Battery from Remote
"V\Nile pushing
the battery
stopper,
Controller
slide the batter 3'
out.
While
battery
pushing
stopper
Battery stopper
Warning:
• KEEP
THE
BATTERY
AWAY
FROM
CHILDREN
AND
PETS.
• IF SWALLOWED
IMMEDIATELY
• BATTERY
MAY
CONSULT
FOR
A PHYSICIAN
EMERGENCY
EXPLODE
IF NOT
PROPERLY.
DO NOT RECHARGE,
DISPOSE
OF IN FIRE.
TREATMENT.
HANDLED
DISASSEMBLE
Warning:
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to manufacturer's
instructions. Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or
incinerate, Keep the Button-Type battery out of the
reach of children. Never put Button-Type battery in
mouth. If swallowed, call your doctor
36
OR
Note:
• Dispose of battery safely in accordance with local laws.
Do not dispose of in fire.
• Do not short circuit the battery.
• DO not hold the battery with metallic tweezers.
• Keep the battery in a dark, cool, dry place
QUsing
Remote Controller
To operate
the DVD Video Cmnera
controller,
point it at the infrared
with the remote
receiver
before pressing
buttons. If it does not work properly, do not lbrget to point
it at the receiver to repeat the action. The remote
controllable
distance
is up to 16 feet (5 m).
Note:
• When using the remote controller, make sure that the
infrared receiver on DVD Video Camera is not exposed to
direct sunlight or any intense light. If the infrared receiver
is subject to light stronger than the infrared light from
remote controller, the DVD Video Camera cannot be
operated by remote controller.
• If there is an obstacle between the remote control and
infrared receiver on DVD Video Camera, remote control
may not be possible.
• Depending on the type of fluorescent lamp in the room,
the remote controller may not work properly.
Infrared
receiver
Viewing Subject Through Viewfinder
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2
Turn the diopter
suit your
control
knob
to adiust
the focus
to
e)_sight.
Caution:
Do not lift the DVD Video Camera by holding the
viewfinder or LCD monitor: If the viewfinder or LCD
monitor comes off, the DVD Video Camera will fall.
Diopter control
Pull out
the
viewfinder.
Note:
• If no image
page
• If the LCD
viewfinder
• Focusing
pulled
appears
in viewfinder,
refer
to "Check
6" on
151.
monitor
is open
will be off.
will
not be correct
approximately
unless
90 °, the
the viewfinder
is
out.
37
Viewing Image on LCD Monitor Screen
If you open the LCD monitor yon can monitor subject image on the LCD screen.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
The LCD monitor has a spot ,,,,'hereyon can hook yo_.tr
finger. Hook the finger there to open the monitor.
your finger
(Bottom)
ORange of LCD monitor movement
The LCD monitor can be opened up to approximately
90 °
If the LCD monitor is open 90". the screen can be tilted
down by as much as 90, and can also be tilted up and
turned up to 180 _so the screen l;aces in the same direction
as the lens.
If the LCD monitor is turned 180 _so the screen t;aces in
the same direction as the lens during recording, subject
image will also appear in the viewfinder as a mirror
image (left/right reversed).
Tilt the LCD monitor to adjust its vertical angle so that
you can easily see the screen.
Note:
• If no image appears on LCD monitor screen, refer to
"Check 7" on page 151.
• Be sure to open the LCD monitor approximately 90°
before changing its verticat angle.
• DO not record for a prolonged time with the LCD monitor
turned approximately 180 ° in close contact with the DVD
Video Camera body: Doing this could cause the DVD
Video Camera and LCD monitor to become hot.
38
Closing LCD Monitor
Beibre
right
closing
angle
the L(D
to the DVD
monitor,
Video
be sure to reset it at a
Camera.
Close the LCD monitor, with the LCD screen facing
inward, until a click is heard.
Note:
• Be sure to return the LCD monitor to a right angles to the
DVD Video Camera before closing it. if the LCD monitor
is tilted or faces outward from the camera body, it cannot
be closed to the DVD Video Camera.
• If the LCD monitor is not securely locked to the DVD Video
Camera, no image will appear in the viewfinder.
Caution:
Do not lift the DVD Video Camera by holding the
viewfinder or LCD monitor: If the viewfinder or LCD
monitor comes off, the DVD Video Camera will fail.
3g
Setting Date and Time
Set the current date and time so that the date and time at which you make a recording can be recorded
correctly
The following procedure can also be used to correct the date and time you have already seL
Tilt up/down and left/right
to select, and then press
I_/11 to designate
4
/
Turn the DVD Video Camera on.
2 press
Tilt the joystick to the left or [
the right to select the digit
the MENU button.
you want to set
The menu screen will
in
[
sequence.
Tilt the j oystick up or down
to select the nulnber for
current date/time, and then
appear.
_)_T_R(_RE_URr_
"-_R#_
I
repeat step 5 to set the cttrrent date and time.
__ Use the
" joystick to choose
"Date Setup" and then "Date
Set".
Note:
To stop date/time setting midway, press the • button.
6 After setting
the current date [
and time, press the 1_/11
[
button.
Tilt the joystick to the right. [
/
The figure for the monthwill [
be selected.
[The digit that is highlighted
first depends on the date
kI _:B'_TER
_,RETURNtgl_'M
I
display fomlat (set up m
Date Mode): The digit on the left end of the date
display will be highlighted first.]
Note:
After setting the figure for the month, tilt the joystick to
the right to select the digit to be set. If you press the
I_/11button after selecting the figure for the month, the
screen for verifying the set date will appear instead of
the screen for setting day, year or time
SEP 30 2004
7
If the displayed date and time are correct, use the
joystick to choose "YES", and then press the
1_/1! button.
The date and time will be set, and the DVD Video
Camera will enter recording pause mode.
Choosing "NO" will restore the menu screen.
Important Note:
This DVD Video Camera incorporates a rechargeable
battery to store the date and time in memory. If this
built-in battery is exhausted, the date and time will be
reset. To prevent this, connect the AC adaptor to DVD
Video Camera every 3 months, and leave it to charge
for at least 24 hours with the DVD Video Camera turned
off: The built-in battery will be charged.
4O
g 00)4_
The screen for veri*}'ing the [
set date will appear.
[ _(_,RA*,
/I
Changing Display Format of Date and Time
You can select one of three date display fonnats: month day vear
display format will also change as ±bllows:
or year month day. The time
....
1 _ess
M/D/Y
5:O0PM
SEP 30 2004
D/M/Y
17:00
30.9.2004
Y/M/D
17:00
2004.9.30
the MENU button.
The menu screen will appear.
3 Use the joystick
to select the
desired date display, format,
and then press the
I_/11 button.
2 Use the joystick to choose
"Date Mode" on the "Date
gettlp" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
The options will appear to
the right of"Date Mode": The [31harkwill be attached
to the currently selected option.
The menu screen for setting date will be restored, and
the "Date Mode" will have been changed as you
designated.
4 Press the MENU button to switch offthe menu
screen.
Note:
If the date display format has been changed, the display
format during playback as well as during recording wilI also
be changed (See page 54).
41
About the Battery Pack
Attaching Battery Pack to DVD Video Camera
1 Fit the batterypack
to the batter?' attachment
on this DVD Video Camera
a click is heard,
plat±\_rn_
and slide it upward
tmtil
Note:
• Make sure that the battery
pack is in the correct
orientation.
• Make sure that the battery pack is securely attached:
Incomplete attachment could cause the battery pack to
fall, resulting in damage.
Removing Battery Pack
After using the DVD Video Camera, remove the battery pack from it.
1 Slide the BATTERY EJECT switch on the bottom of
DVD Video Camera: The batter?' pack can be
remox ca.
2 Slide the batter?'
42
pack downward to remove it.
Note:
• For safety, be sure to turn the DVD Video Camera off
before attaching or removing the battery pack.
• Be careful not to drop the removed battery pack.
• If the battery remains attached, minute level current will
flow even if the DVD Video Camera is off, and the battery
pack will discharge
QRecordable time with fully charged
battery pack (with no zoom
operation, etc.)
For your reference, the approximate DVD Video Can_era
recordable time with fully charged battery pack [with
model CGA-DU 14A]:
VDR-MSOPP
XTRA
1
FINE
STD
LPCM .2
1
FINE
STD
LPCM .2
*1
When using
viewfinder
approx.
140 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
120 min
When using
viewfinder
approx.
140 rain
approx.
135 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
120 rain
approx.
1 t5min
When using
viewfinder
approx.
165 rain
approx.
160 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
135 rain
approx.
130 min
When using
viewfinder
approx.
135 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
1 t5 min
The time
130 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
110 min
When using
viewfinder
approx.
130 rain
approx.
125 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
110 rain
approx.
105 min
When using
viewfinder
approx.
150 rain
approx.
145 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx.
125 rain
approx.
120 min
When using
viewfinder
approx.
125 min
When using
LCD monitor
approx,
t05
*2
LPCM
mode
mode
on recording
zoom):
OThe
time
taken
for
battery pack is as
[at 77°F (25 °C)]
charging
the
follows
CGA-DU14A
165 min
approx.
in XTRA
(without
Note that the battery pack discharges faster in cold
places.
When using
viewfinder
depending
Recording
The continuous recording time ofDVD Video Camera in
the left table show's the available recording time when the
DVD Video Camera is in the recording mode without
using any other function after recording is started. In
actual recording, the batte D" pack w'ill discharge 2-3
times faster than this reference since the REC button and
zoom are being operated, and playback is perfomled.
Assmne that the recordable time w'ith a fully charged
battery pack is between 40 and 60 minutes [with model
CGA-DUI4A], and prepare the type and lmmber of
batteries to allow fur the time you are plalming to record
on the DVD Video Camera.
VDR-M70PP
XTRA
Continuous
is only for reference.-
Note:
• See page 158 when charging is not possible.
• The charge time wilI vary depending on the remaining
battery level.
• During and after charging, the battery pack will be warm,
but this does not indicate a fault.
• If the following phenomena appear, the battery pack
may be dead: Replace it.
-Charging
does not start within 10 seconds (the
CHARGE indicator does not light).
- The battery pack cannot be charged up to 75% if more
than 9 hours have elapsed after charging started.
- The battery pack cannot be fully charged if more than
5 hours have elapsed after it was charged to 75%.
• Charge the battery pack at ambient temperature 50°F to
86°F (10°C to 30°C): Charging at temperatures other
than this range could damage the battery pack
min
It varies
contents.
can be set only
when
DVD-R
disc
is used
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Remaining Battery Level Indicator
When the b artery pack is used to power the DVD Video ('amera
or on the LCD screen as ±bllows:
Fully charged
the battery remaining level appears in the viewfinder
• Nearly empty
_yTyyy
_
(Blinks)
Shows
remaining
level
Note:
• tf you use the optional CGA-DU07A battery pack at low temperatures, "•
" may not appear, and the battery usable
time may be shorter.
• If you use the provided CGA-DU 14A battery pack, the remaining level indicator"
"may be displayed for an extended
period, and "m"
or" _"
may be displayed for a shorter period.
Efficient Use of Battery Pack
Charge battery pack immediately before using
DVD Video Camera:
The batte_" pack will slightly" discharge even if it is
detached from the DVD Video Camera. If the battery
pack is left attached to DVD Video Camera. it will
consume a slight amount ofpow'er.
Important Note:
Therefore, it is recommended that you charge the
battery pack shortly before using the DVD Video
Camera, usually on the day beforeyou plan to use it.
Since the batter?,"pack used for this DVD Video Camera
is free _om the n_emol T effect, yon do not need to
completely discharge the battery pack before charging it.
When not using the DVD Video Camera for an
extended period:
It is recommended that you fully charge the battery pack
once a year, attach it to DVD Video Camera and use it up;
then remove the battery pack and store it in a cool place
again.
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Store in cool place:
When you are not using the DVD Video Camera. remove
the batte_" pack and store it in a cool place. If you store
it in a p lac e w'here the temperatttre is high, the batte_" life
w'ill be shortened. Be especially sure not to store the
battery pack in an environment (in a closed vehicle) over
140°F (60°(:): Neglecting this could damage the battery
pack.
Battery life:
Batterv life varies greatly" depending on the ambient
environlnent and how" often the DVD Video Camera is
used. If the usable time of DVD Video Camera with a
fully charged battery pack is noticeably short, the battery
pack is probably dead: Purchase a new one.
Power save and discharge of battery pack:
It is reconnnended that you turn the DVD Video Camera
off in status other than recording, since even dnring
recording pause batteQ_ power is consumed at the same
level as during recording.
I£ when you specify Power gave On. the recording pause
status continues for approximately 5 minutes, the DVD
Video Camera will automatically turn of£
To set or release power save. see "Tttrning DVD Video
Camera Off Automatically (Power gave)" on page 92.
Using DVD Video Camera with AC adaptor
It is reconnnended that you use the AC adaptor to power the DVD Video ( amera froln a household AlL"outlet when
you peri\wm settings on it, play back or edit images, or use it indoors.
Note:
Be sure to use the specified AC adaptor to power the DVD Video Camera. Using other AC adaptors could cause electric
shock or result in fire.
--
Power cable
AC adaptor
1 Connect
2 Plug
the power cable to AC adaptor.
the power cable into household AC outlet.
Note:
The AC adaptor can be used around the world. An AC plug
adaptor is required in some foreign countries If you need
one, purchase it from your distributor
3 Plug one end of DC cord into the DC output jack on
AC adaptor.
AC 200-240V
4 Attach the other end of DC cord to the battery
attachment plat±\mn on DVD Video Camera.
AC Plug Adaptor (not supplied)
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Inserting
and Removing
Disc
Inserting Disc
1 _essdown
the_S_E_C_lever
once
andrelease
it.
Correct
orientation
A few moments after the ACCESS PC indicator
blinks, the cover of disc insertion comparmlent
open slightly.
will
Incorrect orientation
2 Gently open the coxer by hand until it stops.
3 Insert the disc, in Round DVD Holder, into the disc
guide tmtil it stops.
@@
Note that the recording/playback surface of disc mnst
l;ace the inside of DVD Video Camera. The
orientation for inserting the disc into the disc guide is
also specific: load the disc correctl._ referring to the
figure belox_
4 Push the section marked
"PUSH
CLOSE" on the
cover of disc insertion compartment,
cox er.
5
portion
cover
DISC EJECT
lever
Disc guide
• The disc exposed portion must face in the same
direction as the lens, as shown in figure.
• The recording/playback
side must face the inside of
DVD Video Camera.
to close the
Turn the DVD Video Camera on ( _
).
or a
When "DIS(? ACCESS" disappears, the DVD Video
Camera is ready for recording.
Oldentifying
recording/playback
sides of disc:
Single sided disc:
The recording@ayback
side is
opposite to the printed label.
Double-sided disc:
"SIDE
A"mark
The recording@ayback
side of
"SIDE A" is opposite to the
"SIDE A" marked side.
The recording@ayback
side of
"SIDE B" is the "SIDE A"
marked side.
The opposite
the "SIDE
side
A"
recording/playback
side
46
is
Note:
• Disc cannot be inserted or removed untess the battery
pack or AC adaptor is connected to DVD Video Camera.
• See page 74 for how to set disc in Round DVD Holder.
• If there is some delay before recording starts, refer to
"Check 4" on page 150.
• The disc insertion orientation is specific: Forcibly
inserting a disc in wrong orientation could damage the
DVD Video Camera or Round DVD Holder of disc.
• If the disc is not correctly inserted,the cover will not close.
Never try to forcibly close the cover: This could cause
damage. Reinsert the disc properly.
• If a single-sided disc is inserted into DVD Video Camera
with the printed label facing the inside, an error message
will appear. Remove the disc and reinsert it with its
recording/playback
side facing the inside. See "Error
Messages" on page 152.
• When using double-sided disc
Recording is possible on both sides of doubbsided
disc
However, when recording or playback on one side is
finished, recording or playback will not move
automatically to the other side. Remove the disc once
from the DVD Video Camera, turn over the disc in Round
DVD Holder and insert it again for continued use.
OWhen using brand-new DVD-R disc
Recognition
start.
of the disc will
Fo rm_l Dsc
The messages on the right will
appear in sequence by pressing
the I_/11 button between
messages.
!,
When recording on this
DVD Video Camera:
When the first message
"Format the disc now?"
,_)Do not format this isc
if yo_ _ar't to recor_ from
the PC connect lob terminal
appears, choose "YES" and
then press the I_/11 button. The
disc will be automatically
fomlatted.
_I NEXT '_:=CANOEL
V_en forlnatting is complete.
"DVD-R disc. Video mode
_IV
cannotbe changed" will appear [ p>_i _
(See page 155): Press the 1_/1| /
buttonto erase the message.
/ L_'Forlnal
I_
disc
TIO_V?
Once formatted, a DVD-R disc
can no longer be recorded on by
a PC. e',en f t has not been
recorded on by this DVD Video
Camera.
[Na¢rm.............................................
Note:
See page 86 for movie quality mode
When
recording
data from
PC:
While the above messages are being displayed, press the
• button, or when message "Fomaat the disc now?"
appears, choose "NO" and then press the I_/l| button.
If data from PC has not yet been recorded, the disc can be
made usable on this DVD Video Camera. _X,
ten ins erting
the disc into this DVD Video Canlera. the same message
will appear: If you wish to use it on this DVD Video
Camera, choose "YES".
Note:
DO not
initialize
created
using
a disc
the
on which
application
you
MyDVD
wish
to record
data
on PC
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Removing Disc
1
Set the power switch to "OFF'
to turn the DVD Video Camera
off.
/
Press down the DIS(? EJECT
lever once and release it.
In a moment, the coxer of disc
insertion compartment
open slightly.
will
3 Gently, open the cover until
it
stops.
_,_,Nenthe cover is fully open,
the disc will slightly come out
_om the disc guide, and stop.
4 Remove
the disc.
_,
Hold the top of Round
DVD Holder as shown in
the illustration
and
gently
pull it ore.
Note:
Be careful not to touch the
exposed disc portion
when removing the disc
When grasping the holder,
avoid the exposed disc
portion.
5 Gently push the section
indicated "PUSH (?LOSE"
on the cover of disc insertion
compamnent (on side) to
close the cover.
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Note:
• Even after the DVD Video Camera is turned on, the disc
can be removed unless it is in recording status. Hold
down the DISC EJECT lever for approximately
2
seconds, and then release it to remove the disc. (The
DiSC EJECT indicator on the LCD screen will blink.) It is
recommended that you turn the DVD Video Camera off
before
inserting
or
removing
disc
to prevent
misoperation.
• Do not remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC
adaptor during removal of the disc or until power is
completely turned off: If you do, the disc cover will not
open. If this happens, reattach the battery pack or AC
adaptor, push down the DISC EJECT lever once, and
then release it.
• Do not insert anything other than the 8 cm DVD-RAM or
DVD-R disc into the disc insertion block: Doing so could
cause malfunctions.
• Set the power switch to "OFF" to turn the DVD Video
Camera off.
• When inserting or removing the disc, be careful not to
touch the inside of DVD Video Camera [especially, the
lens of laser pickup (see "Terminology" on page 148 )].
• When inserting or removing the disc, connect a charged
battery pack or AC adaptor to the DVD Video Camera:
The disc cover will not open unless the DVD Video
Camera is powered.
Inserting
and Removing
1 Tnm the DVD Video Camera off.
Note;
Do not push the label pasting
portion of SD Memory Card when
removing it: Doing so could
damage the SD Memory Card.
When you close the cover, be sure
not to insert the grip belt into the
insertion Not. If you insert the grip
belt into the insertion Not, the
insertion slot will be damaged.
2 Open
the cover of card
insertion slot.
1._ Insert
inward
Card
card with its contacts
tmtil it locks.
Label pasting
portion
Removing Card
Push the center of card edge:
The cardwill come out so that
it can be held by fingers.
/I
€'1"Close the cover of card
insertion slot.
4g
This section explains the basic techniques
on DVD Video Camera.
Basic
Operation
of recording
movies and still images,
of DVD Video
and also basic settings
Camera
Turning DVD Video Camera On or Off
While holding down the button at the center of power
switch, set the switch according to each recording
function:
Set to "t'_ ":
Torecord still on SD MemolT
Card or MnltiMediaCard
The DVDVideo Calnera will
turn off.
Set to "OFF":
Set to " _ ":
To record movie OllDVDRAM or DVD-R disc
Set to" I_1":
To record still on DVD-RAM
disc.
Note:
• Once you turn the DVD Video Camera on to let it
recognize the disc, you can immediately record or play
back the same disc when the DVD Video Camera is
turned on again (DVD-FtAM). Howeve r, if you remove the
disc, replace it, or if the date changes after power is
turned on, it will take some time for the DVD Video
Camera to start because it must recognize the disc again
(See page 150).
• Once you have turned the DVD Video Camera on to
record, you can immediately start recording when turning
the DVD Video Camera on next time (DVD-Ft disc).
• It willtake some time for the DVD Video Camerato display
the Disc navigation screen after power is turned on.
• When you turn the DVD Video Camera on, the ACCESS
indicator will light or blink to show that the DVD Video
Camera is recognizing the disc or card: During this time,
no operation, such as recording, can be performed.
After severatseconds,
the ACCESS indicator wilt go out,
and operating the DVD Video Camera will be possible.
If the ACCESS indicator does not go out, refer to "Check
4" on page 150.
CARD ACCESS
indicator
Power ON status
During playback, set the power switch to " ,U " or
" I"1" when using disc, or set it to "_1" when using
card.
__
Turn the switch while holding down the button at the
center of switch.
• When
the
diagnosis
In this
take
• While
DVD
Video
function
case,
corrective
Camera
operates
refer to "Error
5O
is turned
on, the
and a message
Messages"
self-
may appear.
on page
152 and
action.
the ACCESS/PC
or blinking,
do not cause
Video Camera.
Power switch
ACCESS/PC
indicator
or CAR D ACCESS
impact
or vibration
indicator
is lit
to the DVD
Recording
Movie
Before You Begin ]
• Insert a recordable DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc intothis DVD Video Camera.
ACCESS/PC
indicator
•
•
•
Pressing REC once will
start recording;
pressing it once again
will temporarily stop
recording.
Power switch
•
•
•
1 Tun1 the DVD Video
Camera on.
•
•
Set the pox_er switch to" b_ "to turn the DVD Video
Camera on.
After the ACCESS/PC indicator goes out, peribrm
the subsequent operations:
2 Check the sut!iect on the screen (x iewfinder or LCD).
If using the viewfinder, pull it out.
3 Press
the RE(: button.
further recording can be made while "DISC ACCESS" is
being displayed.
Recording will restart after the message disappears.
DO not turn power off while message "DISC ACCESS" is
being displayed.
Take care that power is not interrupted while the
ACCESS/PC indicator is blinking.
The minimum recordable time of movie is approximately
3 seconds.
See page 93 for setting of Record LED (recording
indicator) On/Off.
For various functions available during recording, see
"Setting Up Camera Functions" on page 80.
Panasonic cannot be responsible for video and audio that
cannot be recorded or edited because of any defect.
The power switch can be changed even during recording,
but the operation will not be changed.
Each time the DVD Video Camera enters the recording
pause mode, the counter display wilI be reset to
"0:00:00".
• When using DVD-R disc, do not perform the following, or
data on the disc may not be read:
- Using another device, doing additional recording on
DVD-R disc first recorded on this DVD Video Camera
- Using this DVD Video Camera, doing additional
recording on DVD-R disc recorded on another device
• It is recom mended that you set the LOCK switch to _ (to
the left) to prevent the power switch in the" _U "position
from accidentally moving to " _ ".
The "0 I1"mark in the viewfinder or on the LCD
screen will change to the '0 REC" mark, and
recording will start.
During recording, the recording indicator on the front
of the DVD Video Camera will light.
Pressing REC again dnring recording will set the
DVD Video Camera to recording pause mode.
4 _\Nen recording is finished,
Camera off.
turn the DVD Video
Note:
• See "Check 1" on page 150 when recording movie is not
possible.
• See "Check 4" on page 150 if it takes some time before
recording is possible.
• See "Check 5" on page 151 if the DVD Video Camera
does not operate.
• See page 54 for on-screen information display.
• It is recommended that you use DVD-RAM disc from
which recorded contents can be deleted.
• Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone
on the front of DVD Video Camera: Take care that this
microphone is not blocked.
• You can press the REC button immediately after the DVD
Video Camera enters recording pause mode, but no
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Recording
Stills
2 Check
Note:
Recording
of stitl images
is possible
on DVD- RAM disc and
card.
ACCESS/PC
CARD
indicator
/
REC
1 Turn the DVD Video
The screen will be black, and then the recorded still
will be displayed. \_l:en the "0 I1" mark appears, you
can proceed with the next recording; while "DISC
ACCESS" or "CARD ACCESS" is being displayed,
you cannot proceed with the next recording.
switch
4
( an:era on.
When using DVD-RAM disc:
Set the power switch to" I'_ ".
When using card:
Set the power switch to "_1 ".
After the AC(ESS indicator goes out, pert\ran the
subsequent operations:
the RE(; button.
The DVD Video Can:era automatically l\_cuses on
the subject at the center of screen (when anto focus is
selected).
ACCESS
indicator
button
Power
52
3 Press
the snbject on the screen (viewfinder or LCD).
Setthepowerswitchto"OFF"toturntheDVDVideo
Camera off.
T:trnpoweroffonlyaftermessage
disappears.
"DISCACCESS"
Note:
• See "Size and Quality of Photos" on page 33 for details
about photos on card.
• See "Check 2" on page 150 if recording photos is not
possible.
• Do not operate the power switch or remove the card while
the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is [it or
blinking: Doing so may damage the card or the data on
card.
• With VDR-M70PP, the range of screen in which
recording is possible will be different for movie and still.
• The DVD Video Camera automatically sets the shutter
speed between 1/800 and 1/30 second (between 1/800
and 1/t0 second if Program AE has been set to Low
Light) depending on subject brightness.
Compensating
for Backlight
1 Press the BACK LIGHT button during recording.
Backlight
correction
icon
RE_30_.
_RRH
The
back]ight
correction
icon
wi]]
S 00_r_
SEP3O_004
appear.
Note:
• Pressing
the
setting
between
• The
when
backiight
the
BACK
LIGHT
button
will alternate
backlight
on and off.
setting
DVD Video
will
automatically
Camera
is turned
return
to "off"
off
53
On-Screen
Various
types
Information
of information
will appear
in the viewf/nder
or on the L CD screen
during
recording.
Information Display during Recording
1
8
2
3
4
5
6
[]
7
9-10
11
I
[ DISC ACCESS [
12
13_
[
'
3,
"I
--17
8:00AM
SEP 30 2004
--18
1.
Recording
4.
[_
r_
(display in French
Manual focus
[]
(display
or German):
in Spanish):
Manual
tbcus
Backlight compensation
No display : Backlight compensation
OFF
: Backlight
ON
compensation
_I!IDCgrVVind Cut (only in movie
No display : Wind Cut OFF
HINDCIIf : Wind Cut ON
[] Wide mode .2
No display:
[]
recording
mode)
Wide mode 4:3
: Wide mode 16:9
mode
@ External
flash .2 ]when
Video Flash
separately)
is attached]
@A
: Emits light autonmtically
(sold
(only in still recording
(AUTO)
: External
: External
input still with disc (field)
input still wiih disc (flame)
,1
: External
input still with card (field)
_,
input still with card (flame)
Self timer (only in still recording
mode)
No display : Sdffime!
OFF
6_10
: SelftimerON(countisfroml0seconds)
,1 : External
_3*?Program AE
[]
{)"
;6; White
No display
K=A
-,"
,;:-,4}c
: Auto
: Sports
: Poltrait
7.
: Auto
: Set
Recording
• REC
• II
stabilizer
(EIS)
emits light
: No light emission
Input
: AV input
: S-VIDEO
status
: During
: During
No display .3
: Outdoor
: Indoor
image
External
L IN
S IN .2
: Low Light
balance
: EIS OFF
: EIS ON
: Always
6.
: Spotlight
: Surf& Snow
((,ll)) Electronic
No display
((_1))
Manual
or Italian):
,1
,1
No display
'_
o_
54
It is
: Movie
: Still with disc
: Still with cald
_I
2.
[]
[]
L
The above screen is an example for explanation:
different from the actual display.
focus
Autofocus
(display in English
focus
--14
--15
--16
--
Manual
No display
[]
inptlt
recording
recording
pause
mode)
8,
Zooln
w r--'r--1
(Digital
Wt
WI
13. Movie recording quality (only when using disc)
XTRA
: hnage quality priofitized
(only when
T
Zoom: Off)
.t_.La T
(Digital
Zoom: 40x)
i
u iT
[Digital Zoom: 500x
240x (VDR-M7OPP),
(VDR-MSOPP),
only in movie
recording mode]
9. Exposure
correction
10. FILL AlTO
indicator
11. V_'arning
12. Disc/(ard
O I_H
O I_
_,_RAiN
message
type
: DVD-RAM
: DVD-R
: DVD-R_I
: DVD-R disc
DVD Video
DVD-R disc
SD Memory
•
Locked
No display .4
using DVD-RMM disc)
: Highest audio quality (only when using
FINE
DVD-R disc)
: Standard
STD
: Recording
Still recording
quality
FINE
NORM
ECO
14. Movie
time prioritized
(only when using card)
: High quality
: Standard
: Number ofrecordable
stills is priorifized
recording
time (only in movie recording
mode)
15. Remaining
space on disc/card *_
REM XX MIN .6 : Remaining lecoMable
(write-protected)
alrea@ finalized on this
Camera
finalized on a device other
than this DVD Video Camera
•
LPCM
REM XX .7
still images
16, Remaining
battery
(fidl charge)
still recording
Card or MulfiMediaCard
:_
(low remaining
charge)
density
of LCD screen
The vohune can be adjusted
and playback.
18. (urrent
date/time
*4
*5
*6
*7
during
level
SD Memo! 7 Card
17. Brightness/Color
"1
*2
*3
mim_tes
&rang movie recording
: Number of remaining recordable
or Volume
during external input
Appears only with external input when the DVD Video Camera is in PHOTO recording mode.
Not displayed on VDR-M50PP.
When no disc or card is in the DVD Video Camera, or disc has not yet been initialized, a write-protected disc or
locked card, or a disc or card with no remaining space, has been inserted.
When a disc or card that cannot be used in this DVD Video Camera is inserted
NO remaining time or number will be displayed with a protected disc or locked card, or finalized DVD-R disc.
In XTRA mode, possible recording time may be longer than the displayed time.
The displayed number of recordable stills is for reference: The decreasing number may not be correct, depending
on recording conditions (not displayed with a DVD-R disc).
55
QSwitching
the information display mode
You can switch the display mode of on-screen information:
Press the DISPLAY button.
The full and minimtml display modes will alternate.
• Full display mode: All types of infornaation will appear.
• Minimumdisplaymode:Therecordingmode
(see 1onpage 54)and
recording status (see 7 on page 54) will appear. If the DVD Video
Camera has warning information, a warning message will appear.
Note:
The DVD Video Camera does not record the date and time as a part of the image. However, this information during
recording will be recorded with image as data which can be checked on Disc Navigation screen during playback (See
"Information Display during Playback" on page 63).
QOisplay
when recording an image of yourself
When recording with the LCD screen facing the same direction as the lens. the
operating status will appear, and in addition, the battery remaining level will bliltk
when the batte R"pack has ahnost no remaining charge.
The following operating stares indicator will light or blink to give a warning message
to user. The message can be checked by returning the LCD monitor 180_ to the
original position from the position in which the LCD screen was ±'acingthe same
direction as the lens.
•
:The disc has almost no free space.
O
No display
II•
:You are attempting to record a still on DVD-R disc.
:Disc or card that cannot be used has been loaded,
::Write-protected
The disc or card disc
is full,
or you are
or locked
cardattempting
is loaded. to
record a copy-guarded image.
Note:
• If the LCD screen
reversed).
• if the LCD screen
• Although you can
screen facing the
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[ r-----,
Operating status/
I_
Battery remaining
level
warning message
is set facing the same direction as the lens, the LCD screen will display a mirror image (left and right
is set facing the same direction as the lens, you can also view subject image in the viewfinder.
switch to the manual focus, exposure and on-screen display modes even during recording with LCD
same direction as lens, they will not appear on the screen.
Zooming
This DVD Video Camera allows you to record using optical 18- (on VDR-MSOPP) or 10- (on VDR-M7OPP)
power zoom and digital zoom.
If you continue to hold the zoom lexer on the "'2"'"control
side with Dig. Zoom 40x or 240x specified, the digital
zoom will be actix ated midway (when optical 18-power
is exceeded on VDR-M50PP or optical lO-power is
exceeded onVDR-M70PP). You can set the digital zoom
up to 40x in photo mode, and 40x and 500x (on VDRM50PP) or 240x (on VDR-MTOPP).
1 Press
W:Recording wide area
(wide-angle)
the MENU button,
T: Recording enlarged
image (telephoto)
choose "Dig. Zoom" on the
"Camera Ftalctions Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the _/1! button.
2 Choose
Note:
the desired
magnification,
and then press the 1_/1! button.
3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
Moving the zoom lever will display the digital zoom
bar.
*500x will appear onVDR-M50PP:
on VDR-M?0PP.
240xwill appear
RE_3 0 _IN
_
AM
When
Dig
Zoom
is "Off"
Dig
Zoom
is "On"(4Ox)
SEe
W_T
When
w
Digit al zoom
range
When Dig. Zoom is "On"(240x)*
(only in movie re,cording)
w
Digital zoom
T
3O 2004
Dig. Zoom setting will be stored in memory even if the
DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• You can also use the DIGITAL ZOOM button on remote
controller to switch the digital zoom setting: Pressing the
button during movie recording will switch the setting
between "Off", "40x" and "500x" (on VDR-M50PP) or
"240x" (on VDR-M70PP): Pressing the button during still
recording wilt switch between "Off" and "40x".
• If you set zoom to 500x (VDR-M50PP), 240x (VDRM70PP) when recording still, digital zoom will be up to
40x.
• When a subject is zoomed, it may be momentarily out of
focus.
• When digital zoom is engaged, the image quality will be
rougher.
• When using card, zooming only up to 40x is possible,
even when "500x" (on VDR-M50PP) or "240x" (on VDRM70PP) or "40x" has been chosen.
• If the power switch is set to " _ "with DVD-RAM disc
loaded, zooming only up to 40x is possible, even when
"500x" (on VDR-M50PP) or"240x" (on VDR-M70PP) has
been chosen.
• When you record pictures, with 10x or more of
magnification, the DVD Video Camera is susceptible to
shake. We recommend using a tripod (only for VDRM50PP).
range
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Macro Recording
Use the macro function when recording a small object from close-up position: You can shoot the sut!iect as close as
approximately 1316" (2 cm) froln the lens surface magnil\,ing the image to fill the screen.
1 Aizn the DVD Video Calnera at the subject, and press
down the zoom lexer to "W" control side.
Note:
• Zoom
can be used,
but the subject
may
not be focused,
depending
on the distance
to the subject.
In this
move the zoom to "W" control
side to focus.
• The amount
recording:
of light
If the
tends
subject
to be insufficient
image
is too dark,
during
case,
macro
use additional
lighting.
Using Conversion Lens (Optional-User
Provided)
Use tele-conversion lens or wide-conversion lens to record subjects for stronger telefoto or wide-angle effect. Use
conversion lenses with the following filter diameter.
VDR-M50PP VDR-MTOPP : 37 nml
Remove the lens hood on the top surthce of lens. and then attach the conversion lens over the lens.
Lens hood
Conversion
lens
(Attach)
Note:
• Be careful not to lose the removed lens hood.
• The four corners of screen may be dim depending on the
conversion lens used.
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Playing Back
I Before You Begin
• Turn
Insert thea disc
card Camera
recorded onon(Rthis
DVD or
Video
50).DVD Video
Camera
(R 46, 49).
Playing Back
1 _ess
I_/11 button in recording pause mode.
The DVD Video Camera will enter the playback
mede, and the scene you have recorded last will be
played back.
When playback is finished, the DVD Video Camera
',,,'ill enter pause mode at the last image on disc.
If playback pause mode continues for as long as 5
minutes, the DVD Video Camera will automatically
return to recording pause mode.
2 _ess
Note:
• During playback of movie, playback sound will be heard
from the speaker. Adjust the sound volume using the
volume control buttons ('_,, _:).
• You can play back the audio recorded in Dolby AC 3 (2ch).
• TO temporarily stop playback, press the I_/11 button.
Press the 1_/11button again to restart playback.
• Even if you stop playback midway and immediately start
recording again, the new image will be recorded after the
last scene on disc or card (the previous images will not be
overwritten).
• Image data edited on PC or certain types of image data
may not be displayed on this DVD Video Camera.
• Image data recorded on another camcorder may not be
playable on this DVD Video Camera.
• Depending on the amount of data to be played back, it
may take some time for the playback image to appear.
• DO not operate the power switch or remove the card while
the ACCESS/PC or CARD ACCESS indicator is lit or
blinking: Doing so may damage the card or the data on
card.
the • button.
Playback will stop, and recording pause mode ````'illbe
restored.
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Playback from Start of Disc or Card
Use the Go To ftmction (P. 62) or Disc Navigation
function (P. 95) to play back from the start of disc or card.
Search Playback of Movie
During
playback
tilt the joystick
Search
playback
will start.
right or left and hold it:
Hold
to right
: Scenes will be visually
15rward
scanned
Hold
to left
: Scenes will be visually
backward
scanned
Release
the joystick
Normal
playback
when
you find the desired
image:
will start from that point.
Frame Advance/Frame
Back/Slow Playback of Movie
During playback pause, tilt thej oystick: Frame advance.
frame back or slow playback will start.
Tilt right once
: Picture will advance
one frame.
Tilt left once
Hold
Hold
After
DVD
6O
Note:
• When you skip or search scenes from playback or
playback pause, the screen will be dark briefly.
• See "Check 3" on page 150 if search playback does not
operate normally.
: Picture will go back
one frame.
right
: Forward slow playback
left
: Reverse slow playback
frame advance, frame back or slow playback, the
Video Camera will enter playback pause mode.
Note:
• In forward slow, a rapidly moving subject image may be
distorted.
• The intervals for playing back frames in frame advance/
frame back/slow playback are as follows:
Frame advance and forward stow: Approx. 003 seconds
Frame back and reverse slow: Approx. 0.5 seconds
• No sound will be heard during search playback or slow
playback.
Skip Playback of Movie
During playback tilt the joystick up or down to locate the
start of desired scene.
Tilt down once
To skip to the first image of the
scene ±bllowing the one being
played back, and start playback.
To return to the first image of the
scene being played back, and start
playback.
To continuously locate the
begilmings of scenes, starting
from the scene following the scene
being played back. \_]len the
desired image appears, release the
joystick: PlaFt_ack will start from
that point.
Tilt tip once
Hold down
Hold up
To continuously locate the
begilmings of scenes backward.
starting from the scene preceding
the scene currently being played
back. When the desired image
appears, release the joystick:
Pla?t_ack will start from that point.
Portion
being
played
played
back
back
I Scene1
Portion
Tilt
¢"_-
[
Tilting
being
up......
once -'_ Til_onn_
Scene 1
!
up the joystick
-
Tilt downt-_twice
_.J'f_---
Scene 2
at a portion
several
seconds
from
the start of scene being playedback will return to the
start of the scene preceding that being played back.
Note:
• Ifyou perform skip playback during playbackpause, the
DVD Video Camera wilt enter playback pause mode at
the beginning of the located scene.
• Tilting down in the last scene on disc will set the DVD
Video Camera to playback pause modeat the last image.
• See "Check 3" on page 150 if skip playback does not
operate normally.
Playing Back Stills
Tilt the joystick up or down during playback to quickly
play back stills in sequence.
Tilt down once
: To display stills one by one
fonvard
Tilt up once
:
To display stills one by one
backward
[When using disc]
Releasing the joystick will start continuous playback.
[When using card]
When the joystick is released, the photo at that point will
be displayed, and then the DVD Video Camera will enter
playback pause mode.
get the slide show fimction for continuous display (R
129).
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Jumping to Specified Point (Go To)
1 essthez_/[E_N__TbHtton
Top
End
:To go to the start, and enter playback pause.
:To go to the end of last scene, and enter
playback pause.
Specil_" :To go to a specified point and enter
playback pause. See the following for
details.
dnring playback.
2 Choose the option (point you
want to go to), and then press
the _/1! button.
QSpecifying
the point to view
1 Choose
"Specil_"' in step 2 above, andthenpress
_/!l button.
the
The screen ±br specifying the point to go to will
appear.
Position of currently
played back image
Totalrecordingtime of
all selected scenes
Curs
Cursor
2 Usethe joystick
-
position
to select the desired time of chosen
point.
Tilt up
Tilt down
" To select the start.
" To select the end.
Tilt left or right
@ress once:
To move the cursor in 10-
Hold
down:
second units (l-still traits for
card)
To move the cursor in lminute units (10-still units
for card)
(When the start of scene is selected)
Cursor at current image position.
J Cursor at (GO TO) position.
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3 Press
the I_/ll button to enter the selection.
The DVD Video Camera will go to the specified point
and enter playback pause mode.
Pressing I_/1! again will start playback.
To cancel the "Go To" procedure lnidway, press the •
button bd\_re going to the specified point.
Note:
• If multipIe scenes are selected using the Disc Navigation
function or SELECT button, choosing "Top" wilI jump to
the beginning of selected scenes (R t23).
• When multiple scenes are selected, the totat time of
selected scenes wilI appear in the "total recording time"
display.
• With card, the number of stills will appear at the "TOP",
"CURRENT", "END" and "GO TO" indicators.
• The cursor may not move at same-pitch intervals.
On-Screen
Information
Display
Information Display during Playback
\_arious types of reformation oll recording will be superimposed
on playback image you are viewing.
÷
I
No display
QSwitching
mode
Playback information
display
the information display
Press the DISPLAY button: Yon can switch the display
mode of on-screen inforlnation.
When using disc:
Recording mode.I
Scene No
I_ Repeat play.5
I
:Playback
:Fonvard
414 :Reverse
:Fonvard
:Reverse
II1_ :Forward
4|| :Reverse
II
Playback
I
I / °perati°n °
L
L_ Program
Program
*t ,U (mmie),
O (still with disc) or 1_ (still with
card)
"2_!,)Program or _ Play List
"3Number ofprogram or play list being played back (not
displayed when all programs are being played back)
*4Refer to "Disc/Card type" on page 55.
*sea
:Will appear when each function is specified
"On"
%1_" :Standard playback
||
/
or Play
Recording date/time
pause
search playback
search playback
skip playback
skip playback
frame advance
_ame back
| I1_:Fonvard slow playback
,41 :Reverse slow playback
Refer to "Playing Back" begilming on page 59 for
instrnctions on how to operate.
The "14" mark will appear on the first image on disc.
The "P"I" mark will appear on the last image on disc.
D,ec typl_ec:unter
No. or P ay L st No. .3
List .2
When using card:
Scene
I
No.
/
File name
I
/
[_
• Recording date/time display: Shows the date/time
Lock .5
recording was started. Even when playback
I r--DPOP*5 when
starts the date/time display will not advance.
I I FS'ide>ow'_
• No display: No information will appear. However.
when the playback operation mode is switched, the
symbol (1_) will appear for approx. 3 seconds.
Recording
mode
.1
Playback
operation
.6
Note:
See "Using Disc Navigation" on page 95 and later for
explanation on program and play list
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Manually
Focusing
Subject
The DVD Video Camera usually focuses on a subject automatically
focus a subject depending on the recording conditions.
(autofocus).
You can also manually
Focusing during Recording
This DVD Video (amera automatically ±bcuses a su[!iect at the center of screen (auto-focus).
When the DVD Video (amera is turned on, auto-focus will ahvays be set.
Focusing
range
You can switch the display mode of on-screen information:
• O11T (tele) side: approximately 3.6 feet (1 m) from lens surface to infinity
• On W (wide) side: approximately 1316" (2 cm) from lens surface to infinity
1 Press the FOCUS button during recording.
"MF" will appear on the screen.
Manual Focus icon__
RE_OH.
00
sEP 3o _004
2 Press the zoom lever down to "T" control side to
zoom in on sut!ject.
3 Use the @ @ buttons to acliust the focus, while
viewing the image in the viewfinder or on the LCD
screen.
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Adjust with ,' and
@ buttons
Note:
• Pressing FOCUS will alternate between manual focus
and auto focus. With auto focus, no indication wilI appear
on the screen.
• Be sure to zoom in on your subject before manually
focusing on it. If you bring the subject into focus at the"W"
control side, focus will be faulty when you turn the zoom
lever to the "T" control side to zoom in on the subject.
• Manual focus setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
Manually %cus the %llowing objects, which may not be automatically
•
_ Objects not in
the center of
screen
focused (See page 64):
It::ThPS4C'L,_4q::A::;_gL:t_
.....
Objects with
I_:_'_l
line variation
Objects that
are far and
near at the
same time
z; wall
in brightness,
such
as white
Objects
moving rapidly
Objects
neon
lit by
Dark
objects
sign,
spotlight,
etc.
which
gtaresor
emits
strong
light
Object
behind
Night
view
glass with
water droplets,
dirt on it
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Adjusting
Exposure
Manually
The DVD Video Camera usually adjusts the exposure automatically
exposure depending on the recording conditions.
1 Bessthe EXPOSURE
btltton
You can also manually adjust the
during recording.
The exposure indicator will appear on the screen.
Exposure indicator
RE_30 HN
Adjust with _), and
r_ buttons
2 Use the @ @ buttons to adiust the exposure while
viewing the image in the viewfinder or on the LCD
screen.
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Note:
• Pressing EXPOSURE will alternate between manual
adjustment and auto exposure. With auto exposure, no
indication will appear on the screen.
• The exposure setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
Using Auto Function
Pressing the AUTO button will fully automate the camera functions.
1 _ess
the AUTO button.
"'FULL AUTO" will be displayed on the screen of
DVD Video Camera for several seconds.
7
_
Oia
FULL
AUTO
The following settings will reset to defaults:
AE
Auto
80
White balance
Program
Auto
81
Exposure
Auto
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Focus
Auto
64
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Using External Microphone
Connect external microphone (optional-user provided) to the external microphone jack of this DVD Video Camera.
Clearer sound can be recorded. Turn on the switch on microphone and start recording. For details on microphone,
see "M_ior Specifications" on page 165.
Note:
This DVD Video Camera cannot use a plug-in power type microphone
Setting
(power supplied from Video Camera).
Video Flash (Only for VDR-M7OPP)
(See 7ntroduct/on
to Optiona/ Accessories"
on page 145)
When recording stills in a dark place, or the su'qject is lit
from rear, it is reconvnended that you use the optional
VW-FLH3 Video Flash* (R 145): Refer to the
instruction manual of Video Flash lbr use.
Note:
• The DVD Video Camera automatically sets the shutter
speed between 1/800 and 1/30 second (between 1/800
and 1/t0 second if Program AE has been set to Low
Light) depending on subject brightness (1_ 80).
• When you use Video Flash with AUTO mode, "{_A" wilI
always be displayed.
• An aim of an available range of Video Flash is about
1 -4m.
• See "Switching Quality of StilI Image (Quality)" on
page 87 if you want to change the still quality mode.
• However, dark subjects may not be in clear focus even if
the Video Flash is used. It is recommended that you
illuminate a subject when recording in a dark place.
• When you use accessories for hot shoe, the power is
supplied by this DVD Video Camera.
AUTO
Automatically
emits light in dark
31ace or in a place
lit from rear.
ON
l_
Always emits light
regardless of
brightness.
OFF
_,_
No light emission.
Unusable
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@ A
oll VDR-M50PP.
Viewing
on TV Screen
Connecting to a TV
Use the provided
AViS
input
output
cable
to connect
the DVD
Video
Camera
to a TV as follow's:
(provided)
* If your TV has an S-VIDEO input jack, you can comlect the S-VIDEO plug to it.
Note:
• Using S-VIDEO will deliver clearer playback.
• Before connecting, make sure that the volume on TV is
turned down: Forgetting this may cause howling (see
"Terminology" on page 148) from the TV speakers.
• Carefully connect the input and output cables to the
corresponding connections on the device the DVD Video
Camera is being used with.
Stereo Type with
S-VIDEO Jack
Stereo Type
Red
White
Monaural Type
Yellow
White
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Viewing on TV Screen
1 Turn on the TV and set the input selector to the Input
connection the DVD Video Calnera is connected to.
This is often refered to as "line".
Note:
• Adjust
• The
the
2 Turn the DVD Video (amera
DVD
•
Video
Information
appear
playback, recording or editing.
OSD
Output
and press
status.
• When
7O
is useful
while
viewing
•
DVD Video
when
operating
an image
Camera
on TV
or switch
the
is recording
You can also display
off the
display.
On or Off (On-Screen
DISPLAY
copy-guarded
appear
button
disc
Refer
Display)"
to switch
is played
to "Setting
on page
the
back,
will
only part
90,
display
no image
will
on TV screen.
If you use TV with
wide
mode,
may
not be displayed
turn
off the
instruction
You can per forln playback, editing or editing on Disc
Navigation while viewing on TV screen.
Camera
TV screen:
the TV to wide
3 Perform
on TV.
controller
that the
on the
of information
on.
The image that the DVD Video Camera is viewing
will appear on the TV screen.
You can also monitor the image on the LCD screen or
viewfinder of the DVD Video Camera.
volume
remote
screen.
Refer to the TV instruction manual for how' to switch
the TV input.
the sound
infrared
wide
manual
mode
the
(aspect
entire
Disc
on the TV screen.
mode
setting
for turning
on TV
ratio
16:9) and
Navigation
set
display
If this happens,
(see
off the wide
the
TV
mode).
Playback on DVD Video Recorder/Player
You can use a DVD video recorder (see "Terminology" on page 148) or DVD player that conforms to 8 cm
DVD-RAM to play back DVD-RAM discs recorded on this DVD Video Camera. Note, however, that such
DVD-RAM discs are not compatible with all DVD video recorders and all DVD players.
1 Remox,e the disc from RoundDVD Holder (Seepage
73).
Note:
• Do not insert
a DVD-R
a DVD video
recorder:
2 Insert the disc into the DVD video recorder player
See the instruction manual for DVD video recorder.......
player.
To Customers
hard disk
that has not been
The recorded
finalized
image
data
device,
the
into
may be
damaged.
• When
and play it back.
disc
playing
back
Navigation
display
DVD
Camera.
Video
disc
will
on another
be different
from
who Have a DVD Video Recorder
the
one
Disc
on this
with a
OThe following is possible using the hard disk of DVD video recorder:
1 Writing the images recorded
on DVD-RAM disc in
DVD Video Camera to hard disk of DVD video
recorder.
2 Dubbing
the images recorded on hard disk to a DVDRAM disc or brand-new DVD-R disc.
(See the Operating Instructions of DVD ",ideo
recorder tbr details.)
• Note when recording to hard disk of DVD
video recorder
• Use video-only recorded discs.
• Depending on the DVD video recorder yon are using,
a disc with only photos or a disc on which photos and
videos are mixed may not be recordable to the hard
disk.
[Creating a Video-only disc] (Use procedure A or B)
A. Delete all photos on disc using Video Camera (See
page 1Ol).
• Be s_.treto use this DVD Video Camera to delete
images: If you use the DVD video recorder to
delete images, the images remaining on disc
cannot be recorded to hard disk.
B. Use the Disc Navigation menu of DVD Video
Camera to copy photos to card. and then delete those
photos froln the disc (See page 108).
• Yon can also connect the DVD Video Camera and
DVD video recorder via the provided AViS input/
ontput cable to record images to hard disk. Note,
however, that the image quality will be slightly
interior.
• No images recorded on a DVD-R disc on this Video
Camera can be recorded to a hard disk.
• Ifyoar DVD video recorder has a card slot, you can
write the photos recorded on a card on this Video
Camera to disc or hard disk, so it is reconmlended that
_<_nrecord photos on card using this Video Camera.
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Playback on DVD Player
3 Insert the disc into the DVD player
1 Finalize a recorded DVD-R disc.
You need to finalize a disc to play it back on DVD
player: See page 127.
No farther data can be recorded
on finalized
disc.
Note:
Use this DVD Video Camera to finalize the DVD-R disc
recorded on the DVD Video Camera.
2 Remove
the disc from Round
DVD
Holder.
See"Removingfrom and Replacing inRound DVD
Holder" on page 73.
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and play it back.
See the instruction manual for DVD player.
Note:
• See"Terminotogy" on page 148forlinear PCM recording.
• DVD-R discs recorded on this DVD Video Camera can be
played back on Panasonic DVD players, but playback on
all DVD players is not guaranteed.
• Playback may not be possible on some DVD players, or
it may depend on the recording status of DVD-R discs: In
such cases, play back the DVD-R disc on this DVD Video
Camera.
Removing
from/and Replacing
in Round DVD Holder
You can remove a DVD-RAM or a DVD-R disc used in this DVD Video Camera from Round DVD Holder and use
the uncovered disc in DVD player. DVD-RAM recorder, drive for P(,
8cm DVD-R. Removing disc from Round DVD Holder may valy with
The following explains the procedure for removing the disc from and
by Panasonic.
It is reconmlended that you do not remove the disc from Rotmd DVD
order to avoid getting dirt on disc.
etc., which conforms to 8 cm DVD-RAM or
the disc maker: See the disc insmlction sheet.
replacing it in the Round DVD Holder made
Holder until camera recording is finishe& in
Note:
Using
discs
removed
from
holders
on various
devices
may
not
always
be possible.
How to Remove Disc
4
/
Hold the Round DVD
Holder with SIDE A facing
up. While pushing the two
release levers in the direction
2 \Vithout
touching the
recording playback surface.
hold the disc edge and center
hole to relnove it.
Release
levers
of arrows (1) marked on
holder, slowly open SIDE A
of the holder in the direction
of arrows (2), taking care not
to drop the disc.
SIDE
A mark
2
Do not open
more than 90 °.
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Replacing Disc in Round DVD Holder
1 Open SIDE A ofthe Rotmd DVD Holder. and replace
the disc in the holder with the SIDE A mark or label
2 Close SIDE A of the Round DVD Holder, and push it
to lock the release levers at positions (3).
surface ±;acing up. taking care not to touch the disc
surface.
SIDE
A
mark
Label surface
When the Hinge of Round DVD Holder Comes Off
1 hlsh the hinged portion of the holder piece marked
SIDE A with thulnb and middle finger, and warp it in
the direction of arrows (4).
SIDE
A mark
side
4
Approx.
Hinged
portions
90 °
Disc Cleaning
Use a soft dry cloth to lightly wipe off any dnst. dirt. etc.
adhering to disc, as shown in the figure. Never use
solvent. Do not use thinner, water, anti-static spra3_ etc.
to clean disc.
Use soft lint-free cloth to
clean from inner to outer
circumference in axial
direction, or use puffer to
btow dust off disc, like on
camera lens.
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2
Fit the hinged portion of the other holder piece into
the warped hinge portion.
Note:
• Handle the disc carefully so that no scratches, dirt,
fingerprints or dust adheres to the recording/playback
surface.
• When not using the Round DVD Holder, store it in a case:
Do not leave a bare holder as is.
• Be careful of dropping or impact: If you drop the Round
DVD Holder, the disc may pop out.
• Do not subject the Round DVD Holder to force.
Recording
(Dubbing)
Images
• Before connecting this DVD Video Camera to another device, be sure to
turn both devices off.
• Insert a recordable disc or card in this DVD Video Camera (see R 28, 31).
Before You Begin
Recording (Dubbing) Images from Other Video Device
Yon can record (dub) images from other video devices to disc or card in this DVD Video Calnera.
Use the AVS input output cable (provided) to connect the DVD Video Calnera to the other AV device as l\_llows:
*
1
Set the input
DVD
Video
If you are using VDR-M70PP and the connected
AV device has an S-VIDEO
you can connect the S-VIDEO jack of AV/S input/output cable
source
Camera
on the
to
_
............
"LINE (L IN)".
Switchthe inputreferring to
"Input Soarce" on page 88
Choose '% LINE" to input
S-VIDEO
2
signal
(Only
Turn on the connected
The picture
viewfinder
3 Press
"
L.0 _m00
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for VDR-M70PP).
device,
and start playback.
will appear on the LCD screen
of this DVD Video Camera.
or
the RE(: button.
Recording will start on this DVD Video Camera.
The operation of this line-input recording is the same
as for recording movie.
Note:
• If you operate the DVD Video Camera connected to
another device, always power the DVD Video Camera
from household AC outtet using the AC adaptor.
• With VDR-M70PP, using S-VIDEO will enable you to
record clearer images.
• The VDR-M50PP cannot record S-VIDEO input.
• Reduce the volume of external input sound heard from
the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause noise to
enter the recorded image.
output jack,
• The recorded contents can be played back in the same
manner as when playing back camera images recorded
on this DVD Video Camera.
• Still images can also be recorded on DVD-RAM disc or
card. See "Switching Externat Input Recording Method
(PHOTO Input)" on page 88 for details, and "Recording
Stills" on page 52 for how to record still images.
• The "Input Source" setting will return to "CAMERA"
whenever DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• Recording of most images is prohibited by the copyguard signal to protect the copyright, except for images
recorded on camcorders for personal enjoyment. "COPY
PROTECTED"appears
in these images: They cannot be
recorded on this DVD Video Camera.
Typical copyright protected images include those of DVD
video, LD, recorded video tapes, some parts of digital
satellite broadcasts, etc.
• If a video signal that cannot be read by this DVD Video
Camera is present- even in images recorded on the DVD
Video Camera for personal enjoyment without copyguard signal - the input image may not be recorded
normally.
• If the input signal is interrupted by switching the channel
on TV or switching the signal using video selector (see
"Terminology" on page 148), normal recording cannot be
performed.
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Recording (Dubbing) Images from Other Video Cameras
You can record (dub) images from other _ideo cameras oll a disc or card m DVD Video Camera. Use the
output cable (provided) to connect the DVD Video Calnera to the other xideo camera.
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camera,
etc.
"1: The AV/S input/output cable provided with this DVD Video Camera can be directly connected to some video
cameras.
*2: For relay adapters, JVC VZ-97 (a set of 3 adapters) and Audio-Technica ATL4C32M and PGF-517 (a sat of 2
adapters) are generally avai{able.
*3: Ifthe video camera to be connected has an S-VIDEO output lack, you can connect it to the DVD Video Camera
(VDR-M70PP only).
1 Set the input
source on the
DVD Video Camera to
Note:
aEM30MI_
"LINE (L IN)".
Switch the input referring to
"Input Source" on page 88.
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Choose "S LINE" to input S-VIDEO signal (Only
for VDR-MTOPP).
2 Turn
on the connected device, and start playback.
The picture will appear on the LCD screen or
viewfinder of this DVD Video Camera.
3 P_ess the RE(: button.
Recording will start on this DVD Video Camera.
The operation of this line-input recording is the same
as for recording lnovie.
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• With VDR-M70PP, using S-VIDEO wilI enable you to
record clearer images.
• Reduce the volume of externat input sound heard from
the built-in speaker: The loud volume may cause noise to
enter the recorded image.
• Still images can also be recorded on DVD-RAM disc or
card. See "Switching Externat Input Recording Method
(PHOTO Input)" on page 88 for details, and "Recording
Stills" on page 52 for how to record still images.
Recording (Dubbing) Images on Other Video Devices
Yon can record (dnb) images played back oll this DVD Video Camera. onto other video devices.
Use Disc Navigation to create a play list by selecting desired scenes of those recorded on this DVD Video Camera
(Rl16).
Use the AViS input/output cable (provided) to colmect the DVD Video Camera to another video device as shown in
the _\_llowing figure:
*
I
If the video device to be connected has an S-VIDEO inputjack, you can connect it to the DVD Video Camera.
press the DIS(: NAVIGATION button.
2 press
the MEN_T button.
3 Choose
"Play" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
Note:
• Using S-VIDEO will deliver clearer images.
• Audio is heard from the speaker: If the volume is too high,
noise may enter the dubbed image.
• Be sure to use the AC adaptor to power the DVD Video
Camera from household AC outlet to prevent battery
power from shutting off during recording on another video
device.
4 Use the "Start PlayList" screen to select the play list
to be recorded (dubbed), and then press the record
button on the connected device: The DVD Video
Camera will start playback and the recording device
will record (dub) it.
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This section explains various settings to further extend the usefulness of this DVD Video Camera.
Understanding
Flow of Menus
Press the MENU button during recording pause: The "Camera Functions Setup" nlenu screen will appear.
Tilt the joystick up, down, to the left or the right to select a menu item, and then press the ,/1| button to choose the
option.
The screens used here to explain menus are displayed when DVD-RAM disc is used. Some items willnot appear when
a DVD-R disc or card is used, or when no disc is inserted.
<Interpreting
Setup Screen>
Display of selected -setup item
r
Selection
of setup
@
White Bal.
ElS
B(_
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Zoom
Wind Cut
items
:Camera Functions
Setup
D : Record Functions
Setup
@ :Date Setup
[E:[J:
LCD Setup
H_ :Initial
Functions
--_
Wide
Setup
_Sp0rt e
_%P0rtrait
--
Settable
Options
SLow LiGht
__ Display ofdisc orcard
being used (P. 55)
Guidla display
Setup
Func ions settable
WIDE mode will not appear on VDR-M50PP.
When "Wide t6:9" is specified, black bands will appear across
the top and bottom of screen.
* The menu screen, the screen for playing back images
recorded with "Wide 4:3" specified, and Disc Navigation
screen are not set to Wide screen mode
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OFIow of Menus
Refer to page indicated for details about each function.
Camera Functions Setup
Date Setup
Program AE (P. 80)
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EIS (P. 83)
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Digital Cut
Wind
zoom
(P. 83)
(P. 57)
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Off
] Display forlnat (P. 41)
I| Date setting (P. 40)
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only for movies using
DVD-RAMdisc.
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/ Input selection (P. 88)
Exten:tal still input = (P. 88)
Self-timer .4• (P.
89)"3
•
On-screen infomlation
S_!I
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output
Brightness (R 91)
Color density (P. 91)
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Beep (R 92)
Power Save (P 92)
Recording LED (R 93)
Lan#iage selection (R 93)
Reset (R 94)
The quality mode will appear when using card (P. 87)
Displayed when DVD-RAM disc (PHOTO mode) or
card is used, and input selection is set to external
signal or S external signal.
DispIayed only with stills
Displayed only when input source is set to
"CAMERA"
You can use the joystick on DVD Video Camera to select various setting options in meim.
Press
the MENU
button.
MENU
Pro
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Press the I_-/11 button directly to choose an option from menu.
To return to the previous screen, press the • button.
Pressing the MENU button again will cause the menu screen to
disappear.
Note:
• Pressing the MENU button during recording will not work.
• The menu screen will disappear when it is left for approx.
1 minute without any operation.
• With
VDR-M70PP,
still image
Pressing
image
displayed,
the
MENU
if the MENU
the size
button
button
of the
again
is pressed
image
will restore
with
a
will change.
the original
size
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Setting Up Camera
I Before You Begin
Functions
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•• No
menu screen
appearsset.
with external input.
Selecting Shooting Mode to Match the Subject (Switching Program AE Mode)
This DVD Video Camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture according to the suk_iectbrightness for
optinmm recording: Yon can also specil_ one of six modes depending on subject conditions, recording environment
or purpose of fihning.
Note:
• You can check the selected AE mode on the on-screen
information display. However, nothing will appear in Auto
mode.
• The shooting mode set as above wilt be stored in memory
even if the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
Tilt up/down
and left/right
to select, and then press
1_/11 to designate.
1 Press
the MENUTbutton, use the joystick to choose
"Program AE" on the "Camera Functions Setup"
screen, and then press the I_/11 button.
The options will appear to the right of"Program
AE".
2 Use the joystick to choose
the desiredoption, andthen
press the I_/11 button: The
selected option will be set.
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3 Press
the MENU button to end setting.
The menu screen will disappear.
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Auto :The DVD Video Camera automatically judges
the snbject and surrounding environment ±br optimum
recording.
_% Sports : Reduces blurring when recording rapidly
moving st_ziects such as in golf or tennis.
If the Sports mode is used trader a fluorescent light, the
image may flicker: In this case, use the Anto mode for
recording.
Portrait : Creates a shallow depth of field so that the
person or su[ziect appears against a softened backgrotmd.
(_ Spotlight : Prevents overexposure of subject
portrait face. etc. when strong light strikes the subject, as
in a wedding or on stage.
Surf & Snow : Prevents underexposure of subject
portrait face. etc. in a place where reflection of light is
intense, such as at the seaside in midsummer or on a ski
slope.
Low Light : Allows user to record in a dark place
even with decreased lighting: However, an after-image
will appear with a moving subject.
Note that the Low Light mode cannot be used when the
recording quality mode is STD.
If there is difficulty in automatically focusing subject
image, adiust the focus manually.
Adjusting Color (White Balance)
This DVD Video Camera
of subject.
Change
on the recording
automatic
the white
ally adiusts
balance
setting
the color
depending
conditions.
OSetting
1
Point
the
Camera
white balance manually
D,'D
\ideo
at a white
o[!i ect so that it fills the
screen. Use an ol_iect
Auto
White balance always
automatically
adjusted
Set
You can manually
that is not transparent.
None
adjust
white balance to match
the light source or
situation
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Outdoor
To record in fine weather
-:,k-
Indoor
To record under
incandescent
light,
halogen light or bulbcolor type fluorescent
light
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4
/ Press the MENU button.
choose "\_qfite Bal." on the
2 Choose
thick
the MENU
button, choose "\_lfite
_Camera
Selu#
Bal.", "Set", and then press
the I_/11 button.
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I_/11 pressed until the
"tx_zJ
'' indicator changes froln
blinking to a steady light.
\,_]len the %!A" indicator
lights, the white balance
setting will be complete.
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4 Press the •
button to end the
setting.
the MENU
Funclions
3 Hold
the 1_/11
the desired
paper
focus using "Manual
Focus", R 64.
option,
/
iT
button
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sEP so _oo4
White balance mode
3 Press
White
2 Press
,UCamera
"Camera
Fmlctions
Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the _/11 button.
and then press
button.
If the object that fills
the screen is not
focused, correct the
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to end the setting.
Note:
• The white balance mode can be confirmed using the onscreen information.
• in Set mode, resetting will be necessary when the DVD
Video Camera is turned off. (All other modes of the white
balance wilt be stored in memory.)
• If "input Source: LINE" or "S LINE" has been specified,
you cannot use the "Set" mode of white balance (R 88).
Note:
• It is recommended that you specify"Dig. Zoom: Off" (See
page 57) before setting white balance.
• Do not use a colored object when setting white balance:
The appropriate tint cannot be set.
• The white balance cannot be set when the digital zoom is
engaged or under low light: The "LuA" indicator will blink
at this time.
• If the white balance that was manually set before is kept,
the "L_A" indicator will blink (re-setting the white balance
will change the '_A" indicator to a steady light).
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Note:
• Do not block the infrared sensor (see "Terminology"
page 148) with hand, etc.
_
Infrared sensor
on
block
• If a optional-user provided teie or wide-conversion tens is
used, the auto white balance may not operate depending
on the recording conditions. If this happens, set the mode
to match the recording conditions, or manually set the
white balance.
• Be sure 1o remove the lens cap before turning the DVD
Video Camera on: If the DVD Video Camera is turned on
with the lens capped, the white balance will not work
normally.
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Using the Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS)
When you use zoom to record a magnified subject iu_ge
it will correct fuzziness m the recorded image.
1 Press the MENU button,
Alter recording with EIS set to "Oft". it is reconmaended
that you retttrn the setting to"On" and then turn the DVD
Video Camera off. unless you normally record with EIS
"Off' setting.
choose "EIS" on the
"Camera Fmactions Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the I,_/11 button.
2 Choose
"On" or "Off'. and
then press the 1_/11 button.
3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
OChecking
whether EIS is On or Off
You can check whether EIS is On or Off by the on-screen
information display.
EIS
nee z_ _,Ja_
Note:
• The EIS setting will be stored in memory even when the
DVD Video Camera is turned off,
• It is recommended that you specify"EIS: Off'when using
the DVD Video Camera on a, desk or tripod.
• When EIS: On" is specified, there will be a slight
difference between the actual movement and the
movement on screen.
• Gross camera shake may not be ent{re_y corrected even
if "EIS: On" is specified. Firmly hold the DVD Video
Camera with both hands.
• EIS may not operate correctly when the tele or wideconversion lens (optional-user provided) is used.
• When you record pictures with setting 10x or more of
magnification and turning the EIS to "ON" in dim places,
after-images may stand out. In this case, we recommend
using a tripod with tu rning the E/S to"OFF" (oniy for VDRM5OPP).
• The EIS function cannot be used when still images are
recorded on the card (only for VDR-M70PP).
Reducing Wind Noise during Recording (Wind Cut)
When recording sound from the microphone built into this DVD Video Camera you can reduce wind noise in
recording.
If "\Vind_Cut: ON" is specified, the low-frequency components in the sound picked up by microphone will be cut off
during recording: This makes it easier to hear the target voice or sound during playback.
1 Press
the MENU button,
choose "Wind Cut" on the
"Camera Ftmctions Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the I,_/11button.
Note:
• You can also use the on-screen display to confirm that
Wind Cut has been set.
• The Wind Cut setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• The Wind Cut function will work only during movie
recording.
• The Wind Cut function works only with the built-in
microphone: It will not function when using an external
microphone (R 68).
2 Choose the desired option,
and then press the 1,_/11button.
3 Press
the MENU button to
end setting.
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Wind cut icon
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Setting to Wide TV Screen Mode (Wide) (Only for VDR-M7OPP)
If you view the images recorded with "Wide 16:9' specified Olla wide-screen TV (aspect ratio 16:9) screen image
will be wider than the images recorded with "Wide 4:3" (aspect ratio 4:3) by the size of the areas on left and right
(in dotted lines).
"Wide 4:3" specified
(aspect ratio 4:3)
"Wide 16:9" specified
(aspect ratio 16:9)
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1 Press
the MENIT
button,
"Camera
Ftmctions
Setup"
press the l_/ll button.
choose
"\Vide"
on the
lnenn
screen,
and then
2 Choose
"16:9", and then press the I_/11button.
3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
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icon
When xiewing playback on an ordinary TV screen later, speci_'"Wide 4:3": Recording with "Wide 16:9" specified
will be played back on an ordinary TV with vertical elongation of image.
An image recorded with "Wide 16:9" specified will appear as follows :
Display on LCD monitor screen
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Display in viewfinder (expanded vertically)
Note:
• The Wide setting will be kept even after the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• The VDR-M50PP does not have the Wide setting.
• Even if you use the provided application software (MyDVD) and dub wide movies on DVD-RAM disc to DVD-R disc, the
screen image will not be widest DVD-R disc does not support the Wide setting and it is displayed lengthwise when you
playback this disc.
Before recording movies to the DVD-R disc, set the Wide setting beforehand to "4:3".
• The Wide 16:9 setting can be used when recording movies on DVD-RAM disc: It is not compatible with still recording,
recording of external input or recording on DVD-R disc.
• images recorded with "Wide 16:9" (aspect ratio 16:9) specified cannot be restored to"Wide 4:3" setting (aspect ratio 4:3).
• The characters of dates and titles will be longer in the vertical direction on a wide-screen TV and on the LCD monitor
of DVD Video Camera.
• Even if you set the Wide setting at"16:9", screen image will appear at"4:3"when you press the MENU button and display
the menu screen.
• When you view the image recorded with "Wide 16:9" specified on the television or PC monitor with black bands at the
top and bottom of the picture, flicker may occur between the black bands and the picture.
• The Wide 16:9 setting is not compatible with ID-t/ID-2*.
• Connecting the DVD Video Camera to the Sl input jack of TV will automatically switch the TV to Wide setting: See TV
instruction manual for details.
*
This system records the aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) information
in void space between video signals.
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Setting Up Record Functions
Switching Movie Quality (VIDEO Mode)
Choose the movie quality from "XTRA" (only with DVD-RAM disc) "FINE". "STD" and "LPCM" (only with
DVD-R disc).
1 Press the MENU button,
choose "VIDEO Mode" on
the "Record Functions
Note:
• The movie quality
setting will
when the DVD Video Camera
• The
Setup" menu screen, and
then press the l_/ll button.
versa.
Mode"
disc
will
not
with
the setting
cases:
the mode
inserted
setting
is replaced
However,
following
- When
2 Choose the desired quality
mode, and then press the I_/1| button.
3 Press
"VIDEO
DVD-RAM
be stored
is turned
the
will
disc
change
a DVD-R
switch
is set to "XTRA"
and then
in memory
off.
even
disc,
if the
or vice
to "FINE"
with
even
in the
a DVD-RAM
is replaced
with
disc
a DVD-R
disc
the MENU button to end the setting.
- When
the
inserted
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• When
using
quality
while
Camera
used
• The
lity
Movie
qua
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mode
movie
recording
DVD-R
is replaced
disc,
recording
the disc
quality
The
with
with
you cannot
on the disc:
will be automatically
with
recording:
is set to "LPCM"
and the disc
a DVD-R
disc
a DVD-RAM
switch
The
DVD
set to the movie
the
disc
movie
Video
quality
first
for recording.
setting
setting
is effective
will not
only
be displayed
during
movie
during
of stills.
Block-like noise may appear in recorded image, or the outline of subject image is distorted under the recording
conditions listed below: Pan the DVD Video Camera as slowly as possible. (Block noise is likely to appear in "STD"
mode):
• If there is a complicated pattern in the background (as in fi_lre on botton left)
• If the DVD Video Camera is moved excessively or quickly
• If sut!iect is lnoving rapidly even when the DVD Video Calnera is not moving
(Image when block-like noise occurs)
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(image without block-like noise)
Switching Quality of Still Image (Quality)
Yon can switch the still recording quality only when using card.
1 Press the MENIT button.
choose "Quality" on the
"Record Functions Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the 1_/11button.
2 Choose
the option you want.
and then press the 1,_/11button.
3 Press
the ME_,N_T
button to
end setting.
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a ooA_a
recording
quality
Note:
• The stitl quality setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• "PHOTO Input" is displayed only when "Input Source" is
set to "LINE" or "S LINE" (VDR-M7OPP only).
• "OSD Output" is displayed only when'Input Sou rce" is set
to "CAMERA".
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Receiving Image from Another Device (Input Source)
If yon wish to input an image from another device to this DVD Video Camera, you nmst first switch the setting oll
the DVD Video Camera. Refer to the explanation starting from page 75 on how to comlect the DVD Video Camera
to other devices or record images input from them.
CAMERA
This option
LINE
To input image from another
8 LINE*
To input S-VIDEO
* Displayed on VDR-M70PP
1 Press
usually
selected.
No display
device.
signaI from another
L IN
device.
S IN
only.
ol
the MENU button
•._ Press the MENU button to
choose "Input Source" on
the "Record Functions
Note:
• The
'Input Source" setting will
end setting.
return to' CAME RA"whenever
the DVD Video Camera is
Setup" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
2 Choose "LINE" or "S
LINE". and then press the I_/11 button.
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External input icon
• If you pull or push the card on
"I_ " mode, "input Source" setting will return to
"CAMERA".
• "PHOTO Input" is displayed only when "input Source" is
set to "LINE" or "S LINE" (VDR-M70PP only).
• "OSD Output" is displayed only when'Input Sou rce" is set
to "CAMERA".
Switching External Input Recording Method (PHOTO Input)
When "Input Source: LINE or S LINE' is specified you can record stills of externally input images Olleither a DVDRAM disc or a card. The DVD Video Camera can record an external image with little movement by specifying
"Frame", but "Field" is reconzmended for recording an image with movement.
Frame
Field
1 Press
Does not suit recording of frequently moving video subjects, despite high
image quality. Frame suits recording of less moving video.
I'l_: (with disc)
_ (with card)
Suitable for recording of frequently moving video subjects.
_
3 Press
the MENU button,
choose "PHOTO Input" on
the "Record Ftmctions
Setup" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
2
Select the desired option and
then press the 1_/11 button.
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(with disc)
(with card)
the MENU button
Still external inputmode
to end setting.
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Note:
• The PHOTO Input setting can be confirmed using the onscreen ir_formation.
• The PHOTO Input setting wil{ be stored in memory even
when the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• Refer to "Recording (Dubbing) Images" on page 75 to
see how to connect the DVD Video Camera to another
device
• "PHOTO Input" is displayed only when Input Source" is
set to "LINE" or "S LINE" (VDR-M7OPP only).
• "OSD Outpot"is displayed only when input Source"is set
to "CAMERA"
Self Timer
You can record
photos
1 resstheMENU
choose
"Self
using
the self timer
fi.mction,
as with
on the
The recording indicator at the i_-ont of DVD Video
Camera will blink.
The Self timer indicator will start to cotmt down, and
"Record Functions
Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the 1_/1! button.
recording will commence approximately
later.
2 Select "On",
and then press
the l_/ll button.
10 seconds
Note:
• You can also check that self timer has been set by
reviewing the on-screen in{ormation.
• To release the self timer mode, choose "Off" on the menu
screen or turn DVD Video Camera off.
• TOsuspend self timer, press the R EC button again before
recording starts, or press the • button.
• "PHOTO Input" is displayed only when "Input Source" is
set to "LINE" or "S LINE" (VDR-M70PP only).
• "OSD Output" is displayed only when"Input Sou rce" is set
to "CAMERA".
The self timer will be set.
3 Press
cameras.
4 Press the RIZC button.
button
Timer"
ordinary
the MENU button to end the setting.
Self timer recording
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Setting OSD Output On or Off (On-Screen
If you connect this DVD Video Camera
information
(displayed in the viewfinder
1 Press the MENIT button.
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choose"OSD outpm" on the
"Record Functions Setup"
menu screen, and then press
the I,_/l! button.
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2 Choose "On" or "Off"
Display)
to a TV to view- images oll TV screen, you can switch
or on the LCD screen) from the TV screen.
and
press the l_/l! button.
3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
LCD
Note:
• The "OSD Output" setting will return to "On" whenever
the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
Even if "Off" is chosen, the on-screen information will
appear during playback. See page 63 for playback onscreen information display.
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Even after the on-screen information is removed from the
TV screen, it wilI still appear in the viewfinder or on the
LCD screen.
• The on-screen display output functions only when the
"Input Source" setting is set to "CAMERA": It cannot be
set during "LINE" or "S LINE" (VDR-M70PP only).
• "OSD Output" is displayed only when'Input Sou rce" is set
to "CAMERA".
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or viewfinder
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LCD Setup
Setting Brightness of LCD Screen (Brightness)
1 Press the MENU button,
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choose "Brightness" on the
"LCD Setup" menu screen.
and then press the 1_/1|
button.
3 Press
the MENU
button
to end setting.
Note:
The brightness setting will be stored in memory even when
the DVD Video Camera is turned off
The brightness adiustment
bar will appear on the screen.
2 Usethe
" joystick
for
ac{iustment.
Tilt left
:The screen
becomes
dimmer
Tilt right
:The screen
becomes
brighter
Brightness
adjustment
bar
Setting Color Density of LCD Screen (Color Level)
1 Choose
3 Press
"Color Level" on
the "LCD Setup" menu
screen, and then press the
I_/ll button.
Note:
• The color level setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• Even if the brightness or density of LCD monitor screen
is changed, the brightness or density of the recorded
image itself will not change
The color density
ac{iustment bar will appear
oll the screen.
2 Usethe
" joystick
the MENU button to end setting.
for
ac{iustment.
Tilt le_
:For lighter
color
Tilt right
:For denser
color
Color density
adjustment bar
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Initial Settings
Switching Operating Sound On or Off (Beep)
On
Beep is heard when the power switch
etc.
Off
No beep is heard.
is turned
on/off, the REC button
2 Select "On" or "Oft",
Aspressed,
and then press the i>/ll button.
1 Press the MENU button,
3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
choose "Beep" on the
"Initial Semp"menuscreen,
and then press the l_/l|
button.
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Note:
The "Beep" setting will be stored in memory even when the
DVD Video Camera is turned off.
Turning DVD Video Camera Off Automatically (Power Save)
On
To engage power save. If the DVD Video Camera is left in recording pause mode
without being operated for 5 minutes, Atwill automatically
turn off to prevent the
battery from discharging
needlessly.
Off
To cancel
1Press
theMENU
choose"Power
power
Note:
button,
Save" onthe
"Initial Setup"menu
screen,
and then press the 1_/1|
button.
2 Select <'On" or "OFF'. and
then press the l_/ll button.
3 Press
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save.
the MENU button to end setting.
• To turn the DVD Video Camera on again from automatic
off activated by the power save function, set the power
switchto"OFF",andthensetitto"
_ ", " _ "or" _1 ".
• The Power Save setting will not appear in the on-screen
information display.
• The Power Save setting will be stored in memory even
when the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
Turning Record LED On or Off (Record LED)
Yon can switch off the recording indicator Oll the front of DVD Video Camera even during recording.
On
The recording indicator will light red to show that the DVD Video Camera is recording.
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Off
The recording indicator will not light even during recording.
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2 Select "On" or "Off'. and then press the I,_/11button.
3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
Recording
indicator
Note:
• The Record LED setting will not appear in the on-screen
information display.
• The Record LED setting wilI be stored in memory even
when the DVD Video Camera is turned off.
• Specify "Record LED: Off" when recording a subject
behind glass or a water tank that reflects light: The
reflected light of a recording indicator will not be
recorded.
4
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Press the MENU button,
choose "Record LED" on
the "Initial Setup" menu
screen, and then press the
I_/1| button.
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• When using the self timer function, the recording
indicator will blink when the REC button is pressed
regardless of whether Record LED is On or Off
Changing Display Language (Language)
You can change the language used to display the menu and information.
The following shows that English has been changed to French.
1 Press
theMEN_J button.
choose "Language" on the
"Initial Setup" menu screen.
and then press the 1_/1|
button.
2
Select "Frangais", and then
press the l_/ll button.
3 Press
_hl
His!
the MENUTbutton to end setting.
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Resetting Menu Settings to Defaults (Reset)
You can restore menu settings to dei;aults [initial settings at the factory (P. 164)].
1 Press the MENU button,
choose "Reset" on the
"Initial Setttp"menuscreen,
and then press the 1_/11
button,
The screen for verifying
reset will appear.
2 If you are sure that you wish
to reset, use the joystick to
choose "YES". and then
press the 1_/1! button.
The settings have now been
reset to defaults.
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3 Press the MENU button to end setting.
Note:
To cancel resetting midway,choose "NO"on theverification
screen in step 2 or press the • button.
Using Disc Navigation
Starting or Terminating Disc Navigation
Disc Navigation is a tool for editing scenes recorded on this DVD Video Camera.
Following is an explanation of"scene" and "program" so that yon will be able to make the most use of the Disc
Navigation function.
The screens in this operating manual are basically those that will appear when DVD-RAM disc is used: Some items
will not appear when DVD-R disc or card is used, but the operations are the same.
Before You Begin
• Turn the DVD Video Camera on (R50).
• When using disc: Set the power switch to " _ " or" a
• When using card: Set the power switch to" m "
"
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
The Disc Navigation screen (shown on page 96) will
appear.
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
Disc Navigation will be temlinated and the DVD
Video Camera will enter recording pause mode.
You can also press the • button to end Disc
Navigation.
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The ±\,llowing screen will appear when DVD-RAM disc is used: Some display components
DVD-R disc or card is used.
Thumbnail
(see "Terminology"
will not appear when
on page 148)
Selected scene number*r/
--Total
number of scenes
Cursor ---Current
Still
image
Operation
*t
Scene
*2
No st///icon
*3
*4
*5
number
icon .2
--
guide .3
--
refers
to d/sp/ay
Wi// appear
The operation
Appears
when
"_'_ R" appears
guide
number
on the operation
or more have been recorded
disc. "[:: " w/// appear
for card
Note:
• The background color of screen allows you to identify
whether disc or card is in DVD Video Camera.
- Purple: When disc is inserted
- Light blue: When card is inserted
• Pressing the DISPLAY button will display the recording
date/time of the scene on which the cursor is placed in the
space for operation guide. Pressing DISPLAY again will
display the operation guide.
• If no disc or card is inserted, the Disc Navigation screen
cannot be displayed even by pressing the DISC
NAVIGATION button.
• Each time Disc Navigation is started with a DVD-R disc
inserted, message "Creating Thumbnail ..." will appear.
After the message appears, the Disc Navigation screen
will appear.
• If the following type of disc or card is inserted, the Disc
Navigation screen will appear or some message will be
displayed:
- Write-protected disc
- Locked card
- Finalized DVD-R disc
• Do not leave the disc navigation screen displayed on TV
to which the DVD Video Camera is connected: Doing so
could result in displayed image retention or phosphor
degradation of TV screen.
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--
Bar graph
--
Disc type icon .5
screen.
for card
wi// vary depending
13 scenes
for DVD-R
on thumbna//disp/ay
status
of DVD
page position .4
Video
Camera.
Playing Back from Disc Navigation Screen
4
/
3 Press
Press the DIS( NAVIGATION button.
2 Use"
"
the joystick
to select the desired scene.
Playback will start fi'om the selected scene.
The selected scene will be framed: This is called a
"cursor".
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Up or Down
Left or Right
_:_A_
I
the ,/11 button.
Pro_rae,s
I _:PLAY
Note:
the joystick
to{eft or right will move the cursor to
the preceding or following scene.
Tilting
it up or down will move to preceding or following
page
Tilting
007/014
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OWhen playback ends
The DVD Video Camera will
enter playback
the last image
Pressing the •
NAVIGATION
T
pause mode at
of last scene.
or DISC
button will
restore the Disc Navigation
screen.
Playbackpause
If playback pause continues for
as long as 5 minutes, the Disc Navigation screen will
automatically be restored.
OPlaying
back stills
A still will be displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
When playing back stills on card, playback will stop after
each still playback.
Note:
• Press
the I_/11 button
Pressing
)/11
• If you press
scene
• Pressing
from
after
playback
stop
that
playback.
point.
playback
will start
of the
again
last
from
the
of disc.
button
will
always
restore
the
Disc
screen.
playing
back
card, "Playback."
the
button
finishes,
the •
Navigation
to temporarily
witl start
the )/11
on disc
beginning
• When
again
a still with a large number
will appear,
of pixels
and it will take some
on
time for
still to appear.
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Selecting Multiple Scenes
1 esstheDISCAVlGATIO
button.
2 Use the joystick
to select the desired scene.
canceled, and then press the SELECT button.
To cancel all selected scenes, press the • button.
3 Press the SELECT button once:
The selected
scene will be flamed
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to randomly select multiple
scenes.
To cancel a selected scene, select the scene to be
in red and yellow.
Note:
Although scenes can be randomly selected, playback will
always start from the lowest scene number.
Selecting Consecutive Scenes Together
1 Press
the DIS(: NAVIGATION button.
2 Use the joystick
Note:
• You can know the status of scenes from the colors of
to select the
desired scene.
Yellow frame
Fj
,all Hold down the SELECT
button for at least one
second:
doubly 15:alnedin yellow
and blue.
Double frames in
yellow and blue
to select
the last scene in the range
you want. and then press the
I_/11 button:
The thulnbnails of scenes in
the specified range will be
fi'alned in red, and then
selected.
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Light blue Current cursor position
Blue
Range of scenes being
Light blue selected
Red
Red
Scenes already selected
• Pressing the 1,-/11button after selecting scenes will play
back only the selected scenes from the beginning of each
scene.
• You can also select scenes in reverse from the last scene
in the range.
• To release multiple selection, press the SELECT or •
button after step 4.
• Up to 999 scenes can be selected for both disc and card.
The selected scene will be
4 Use the joystick
Yellow
When scenes up to this
point are selected
Disc Navigation
Menu
Functions Available with Disc Navigation
Disc
Navigation
Deletion
allows
you to do the following:
of scenes
__
Editing of scenes
Scene information
display
Setting
_
__
of title
Creation
You can delete
of play list
Disc or card initialization
Repeat
_
Slide show
Remaining
_
capacity
Disc protection
112
You can create an original
changing the combination
_
play
Youcaedisplayinformationononescene
or multiple scenes, such as image quality,
recording time, etc.
_
Disc finalization
__
_
101
103 - 107
You can set desired
programs.
_
scenes.
You can attach fade and skip to a scene,
combine scenes, or divide one scene.
_
__
Copy from disc to card
unnecessary
titles to play lists and
movie by
of scenes.
114, 122
116
You can initialize a DVD-RAM disc or card
so that it can be used on this DVD Video
Camera.
125
You can copy photos recorded
RAM disc to card.
on DVD-
108
You can use this DVD Video Camera to
finalize any DVD-R disc recorded on it so
that the disc can be viewed on DVD
player, etc.
127
You can repeatedly
and scenes.
128
play back programs
You can play back stills continuously.
129
The remaining recordable movie time or
number of recordable stills is displayed.
124
You can protect the DVD-RAM disc to
prevent deletion or editing by mistake.
124
Scene lock
_
You can lock any scene so that it will not
be deleted by mistake: Essential scenes
are thereby protected, and recording
mother still is possible.
109
DPOF setting
_
You can set print information.
110
Note:
Editing functions (thumbnail, skip, fade) are unique to this DVD Video Camera. When a disc edited on this DVD Video
Camera is directly played back on a DVD-RAM recorder or read into PC, the editing results wilt not be reflected in the
playback or reading. To reflect the editing results, connect both devices using the AV/S input/output cable and then perform
recording (dubbing).
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Understanding
Press the MENU
Flow of Disc Navigation Menu
button
oll the Disc Navigation
screen:
The menu
screens
t\_r Disc Navigation
and menu
screens
disc and card will appear.
See pages 78-79 and 95 for how to interpret
Rd'er to pages indicated
for details.
the screen.
OWhen using DVD-RAM disc
Scene
--'r-I'-I'-I.--
Delete
Edit
Copy
Select
Detail
(R101)
(R108)
(Rltl)
(Rl12)
---Fade
---
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Thumbnail
Skip
Combine
Divide
(P.t03)
(P.t04)
(P.105)
(P.t06)
(P.t 07)
Move*
(P.104)
* Will appear
I
I'--
Playlist
.--i.-I'-I'-I.-I'--
Switch
Play
Create
Edit
Title
Delete
(Rl17)
(Rl17)
(Rl16)
(Rl18(R122)
(R122)
Switch
Play
(Rl13)
(Rl14)
Title
(Rl14)
--
_
I'-_
GoTo
_,_
.r
_
Top
End
(R123)
(R123)
I'--
Capacity
Protect Disc
121)
Disc
_
--_
(Rt24)
(Rt24)
Others
ETC
_'r
Category
RepeatPlay
(R128)
(R128)
QWhen using DVD-R disc
Scene
,--r--Select
=
Program
,_
--Play
Go To _
Detail
(Rltl)
(Rl12)
•--E
Start > Current
Current>End
All
Switch
(Rl13)
(Rl14)
Disc -%
Top
End
(R 123)
(R123)
Others
ETC
1--
(Rl11)
(Rl11)
(Rl11)
Capacity
(R124)
Finalize Disc (R 127)
Repeat Play
OWhen using card
Scene
--'r--
Delete
(R101)
I'--
Lock
(R109)
I'--
DPOF
(Rl10)
I'-_
Select
Detai+
(Rltl)(Rl12)
Start > Current
Current>End
All
Top
End
(R123)
(R123)
Slide
Go To '_
"_4 L
Card --..[.-_+'_
100
--
Capacity
Format Card
a play
Start > Current (P.111)
Current > End (Rltl)
L"""'-- A+I
(Rl11)
------Format
Disc
Update Control Info.
Program
@
when
list is displayed.
[?_
(P.t 24)
(P.125)
Show,--i,-_DPOF
(Rl11)
(Rl11)
(Rl11)
All
(R129)
(R129)
(R128)
(Rt25)
(P126)
for
Scene
Deleting Scenes (Delete)
You may want
Scenes
to delete
on DVD-R
1
Press
2
Select
the DIS(
mlwanted
disc cannot
NAVIGATION
scenes.
be deleted,
and menu
item "Delete"
button.
7
Press
will not appear
the • button
with DVD-R
disc.
to quit.
[D_lele
Sc_ne
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the scene to be
deleted.
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3 Press
the MENU button.
4 Choose
"Delete" on the
"Scene" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
5 The "Delete
Scene"
]
screen
will appear: If you are sure
)_u want to delete the
selected
scene,
press the 1_/11 button.
If you want to change the scene to be deleted, you can
change it on this screen.
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Note:
• If you point the cursor at the scene to be deleted, and then
press the DELETE button on remote controller, the
screen in step 5 will appear.
• To delete an unwanted part of a scene on DVD-RAM disc,
divide the scene first, and then delete the unnecessary
part (See page 107).
• If you delete all data on disc or card, initiaIizing the disc
or card is recommended (See page 125).
If the length of deleted scenes (stills) is quite short, the
remaining free space of disc may not increase in the disc
or card remaining capacity indicator.
•
The locked scenes on card cannot be deleted (See page
109).
• If even one play list has been created, message Same
scenes on PlayList wilt be deleted. Delete scenes?" will
appear before deleting scene(s). This message will
appear even if the scene(s) to be deleted is not used in the
corresponding play list. In this case, choose "YES" and
then press the I_/11 button.
6 The screen for verifying
deletionwill appear: Choose
"YES", and then press the
I_/1| button.
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Choose "NO" to cancel
deletion.
After Yes or No setting, the "Delete Scene" screen
will be restored.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to delete other scenes.
101
QEditing using submenu
Pressthe MENUbuttonbet\_repressingthe1_/11buttonin step5 (seepage 101):Thesubmenuwill appear.
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Edit -------------[_Exit
L---Delete
..................... To restore the Disc Navigation screen
................. To delete selected scenes
Select _
Start>Current....To
select scenes from the start to the one that the cursor is on at the lnoment
[----Current>End.....To
select scenes froln the scene the cursor is on to the end
L_._
All ....................... To select all scenes
/
Go To _
L.._
Pressing
the •
Top ...................... To move the cursor to the first scene
End ..................... To name the cursor to the last scene
button
will restore
the screen
in step 5.
Note:
Although the submenu screen will appear for each setting, some menu items may not appear, depending oll the setting.
102
Changing Images for Thumbnails (Edit - Thumbnail)
Normally, the first image ofthe recorded scene is displayed as a th_mlbnail: Yon can choose another image ofthe scene
*br thambnail. If you set a vivid image to tlmmbnail, you can know what you recorded from a glance at the Disc
Navigation screen.
YOU
Original
can
use this
image
as thumbnail.
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ihumbnail
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1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION button.
2
Select the thumbnail of the scene to be changed.
7
The screen for veri_'ing
switching of thmnbnail will
appear: Choose "YES". and
then press the I_/1! button.
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Th_'_*,_
_
C_aTIg
_ I_ur'_a !?
3 Press the MENU button.
Choose "NO" to cancel
4 Choose "Scene". "Edit",
"Thumbnail", and then
press the 1_/1! button.
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switching of thmnbnail.
After Yes or No setting, the "Change Thnmbnail"
screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 5-7 to change the other scenes.
8 Press the • button to quit.
5 The "Change Thnlnbnail"
screenwill appear: Ifyouare
sure yon want to change the
thumbnail of the selected
scene, press the I,-/1! button:
The selected scene will be
played back.
If you want to change the scene whose thtmlbnail is to
be changed You can change it on this screen.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the _-/1!
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear. (See
page 102)
• A thumbnail of still cannot be changed.
• Since the scene to which skipping is set cannot be played
back, you will not be able to change its thumbnail:
Release the skip setting of the scene to change the
thumbnail.
6 "_\Nen the image you want to use as the thumbnail of
the scene appears, press the SELECT button.
103
Playing Back by Skipping Scenes (Edit - Skip)
Yon can specil_" "Skip' for scenes you do not want to play back: The selected scenes will be skipped.
1 Press the DISC? NAVIGATION button.
2
6 Press the • button to quit.
Select the scene to be skipped.
A skip mark "_"
will appear in the thmnbnail of
any scene I\_r which skipping has been set.
3 Press the MENU button.
A
Choose "Scene". "Edit"
"Skip", and then press the
,/1| button.
5 The"Set
Skip" screenwill
appear: If you are sure you
want to skip the selected
scene, press the ,/1| button.
If?s_n want to change the scene to be skipped, you can
change it on this screen.
After skip setting, the "Set Skip" screen will be
restored.
Repeat step 5 to set skipping of other scenes.
QReleasing
Skip
Select the scene set to be skipped and perforln the same
procedure as setting skip: The skip mark will disappear
and skipping of the scene will be released.
Note:
• Multiple scenes can be selected for skipping (R98).
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the I_/11
button in step 5, the submenu screen will appear (R 102).
Arranging Order of Scenes (Edit - Move)
Yon can arrange scenes within a play list by moving them to desired positions (P. 121). Create a play list first, and then
arrange the scenes ["Creating New Play List (Create)", R 116].
104
Directing Scenes Effectively (Edit - Fade)
Yon can add thdmg to the begimling andor
There are three types of special effects:
Fade Out
end of scene.
Fade Out
Fade Out
Fade In
Fade In
Black:
Fades
in from
Fades
out
1 press
black
to btack
Wipe:
Fades in from black screen
vertically.
Fades out vertically from
screen to black screen
screen
screen
7 Press
the DIS(: NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene *br adding
special effects.
Fade In
B/W:
Fades in from Black and White
screen to color screen
Fades out from color screen to
Black and White screen
the • button to quit.
The" _ ' andor" _ ' mark(s) will appear in the
scenes for which lhde in andor thde out have been set.
3 press the MENU button.
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Choose, "Scene". "Edit".
"Fade" and then press the
I_/11 button.
5 ¸,
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5 The "Fade" screen will
appear: If you are sure you
want to add the fade effect to
I (_BgTER
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the scene, press the ,/11 button.
If you want to change the scene to which fade is
added, _u can change it on this screen.
6
Select the special effects for
"IN" andor "OUT". choose
"Enter". and then press the
I_/11 button.
To cancel setting, choose
"Cancel".
I Fade
IP
OUT
L_B'_FR
After setting, the "Fade" screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add fade to other scenes.
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Combining
Multiple Scenes (Edit - Combine)
If yon have recorded mnnerons short scenes, combining them will be facilitated by the use of Disc Navigation.
Be sure to select consecutive multiple scenes. ( ombining scenes is possible only when "Category: All" is specified
(page 128). Stills camlot be combined.
1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION button.
2
Select the consecutix e nmltiple scenes to be
combined.
3 Press
the ME_NKTbutton.
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Choose, "Scene". "Edit".
"Combine" and then press
the 1_/1! button.
5 The "Combine Scenes"
screen will appear: If you are
sure you want to combine
the selected scenes, press the I_-/I| button.
If yon want to change the scenes to be combined, yon
can change them on this screen.
6 The screen for verifying
combination will appear:
Choose "YES". and then
press the I_/| | button.
The two images appearing
on the verification screen are
those of the first and last scenes to be combined.
Choose "NO" to cancel combination.
After Yes or No setting, the "Combine Scenes" screen
will be restored.
The thnmbnail of the first scene will appear in the
combined scene.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to combine other scenes.
7 Press the • button to quit.
Note:
Scenes in different programs (different recording dates)
cannot be combined: Create a play list first, and then
combine such scenes on the play list
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Dividing Movies (Edit - Divide)
You can dixide a scene into two parts.
To delete mmecessary portion of scene, first divide the scene, and then delete the mmecessary portion.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scene to be divided.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose.
"Scene". "Edit",
"Divide" and then press the
I_/ll button.
Fade
5 The "Divide Scene" screen
will appear: If you are sure
you want to dixide the
selected scene, press the I_-/1!button: The selected
scene will be played back.
If you want to change the scene to be divided, you can
change it on this screen.
The selected scene w'ill be played back.
6 "V\Nenyou reach the point
where you want to divide the
scene, press the SELECT
button.
7 The screen for veriA,ing
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the 1-111
button in step 5, the submenu screen wilt appear. (R 102)
• The status bar of scene being played back can be
switched off or on by pressing the DISPLAY button.
• Search and frame advance are useful when designating
division points.
• If a special effect has been added to the original scene,
the "IN" effect wilt be added to the first half of scene, and
the "OUT" effect, to the latter half.
• The division point may drift before or after the designated
point by approximately 0.5 seconds.
• Since a scene with a skip set cannot be played back, no
division point can be specified: Release the skip for the
scene before dividing it.
• If the division point is at a still, a message will appear, but
no division will be made.
• If the division point is at the start or end of a scene, a
message will appear, but no division will be made.
• A movie scene whose recording time is 0.5 seconds or
less cannot be divided.
• If free space available on disc is insufficient, division will
not be possible: Delete unnecessary scenes.
• Pressing the • button on the verification screen will
restore the thumbnail display screen.
Status bar of scene
being played back
r
dixisionwill appear:Choose
[ f_
"YES", and then press the
/
I_/ll button.
1__
D_dos_,,_
Choose "NO" to cancel
_ <_,a¢_ ,_
division.
After division, the "Divide Scene" screen will be
restored.
Repeat steps 5-7 to divide another scene.
8 Press the • button to quit.
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Copying Stills on DVD-RAM Disc to Card (Copy)
1 Set the power switch to " ,U " or" I"! ".
2 Press
3
the DISC NAVIGATION button.
Select the still to be copied.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose
"Scene"
"Copy"
menu
on the
screen,
then press the l_/ll
and
I
button.
6 The "Copy to card" screen
will appear: If you are sure
?_u want to copy the
selected still, press the 1_/11
button.
If you want to change the
still to be copied, you can change it on this screen.
7 The screen for veril_qng
copy will appear: Choose
"YES", and then press the
I_/11 button.
Choose "NO" to cancel
cop3:
After YesorNo setting,the "Copy tocard" screenwill
be restored.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 to copy other stills to card.
8 Press the • button to quit.
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Note:
• No movie can be copied.
• When you can copy stills recorded on DVD-RAM disc to
card, recording quality will automatically be set to "FINE'.
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the I_/11
button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear (R t02).
• See "Category" (R128) to check the stills recorded on
DVD-RAM disc.
You can also select multiple scenes (R98).
Even if all scenes, including movies, are selected to be
copied, only stitls will be copied.
Data on card cannot be copied to disc.
Stills recorded on a device other than this DVD Video
Camera may not be copied normally.
Locking Scenes on Card (Lock)
You can lock each photo recorded Oll card so that it will not be deleted or edited by mistake.
1 Set the power switch to " I_ "
OTo unlock the
2 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button,
Select the locked scene and then use the same procedure
as above to unlock the scene: The lock mark will
3
disappear and locking will be released.
Select the scene to be locked,
scene:
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before
button in step 6, the submenu screen
• You can also select multiple scenes
• When initializing the card, the locked
deleted.
4 Press the MENU button.
5 Choose "Lock" on the
"Scene" n'lenn screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
pressing the I*/11
will appear (R 102).
(R98).
scenes will also be
6 The "Lock Set" screen w'ill
appear: If you are sure you
want to lock the selected
I(_}D_TER
[_)RETURN
Jl
scene, press the I_/11 button.
If you want to change the scene to be locked, you can
change it on this screen.
After setting, the "Lock Set" screen will be restored.
Repeat step 6 to lock another scene.
7 Press
the • button to quit.
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Designating Scenes to be Printed (DPOF)
Yon can use DPOF to set print information, including selection of the scenes to be printed so that you will be able
to use it on a system conforming to DPOF.
Note:
DPOF
stands
for digital
print
order
format.
DPOF
is used
lab to print
recorded
DPOF is to be set.
Tilt up or right: To increase
the number by one.
Tilt down or left: To
4 Press the MENU button.
stills.
to speci_, the
number of prints, and then
press the I_/11 button:
the DISC NAVIGATION button.
3 Select the scene to which
a print
7 Use joystick
1 Set the power switch to " I_ "
2 Press
to ask
I DPOF S_t
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decrease the munber by one.
After setting, the "DPOF Set" screen will be restored.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 to set DPOF to another still.
5 Choose "DPOF" on the
"Scene" lnenn screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
8 Press the • button to quit.
6 The "DPOF Set" screenwill
I _TEN
appear: If you are sure you
want to set DPOF to the
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scene, press the I_/11 button.
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If you want to change the scene to which DPOF is set.
you can change it on this screen.
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Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the ID-/II
button in step 6, the submenu screen will appear (R 102).
• You can also select multiple photos (R98).
• If you specifythe number after selecting multiple stills, the
same specified number will be set to all those stills.
• Up to 99 prints can be set for one scene. The maximum
number of settable prints on one card is 999.
• This DVD Video Camera may not recognize DPOF that
has been set on another device: Always set the DPOF on
this DVD Video Camera.
Selecting Scenes Using Menu Screen (Select)
Yon can use this "Select' ftmction to select consecutive scenes at one time.
This function is useful when there are numerous scenes.
4 Choose
1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION button.
"Start > Cturent",
"Current > End" or "All"
and then press the I_/11
button.
2 Press the MENU button.
sc-_n_
3 Choose "Select" on the "Scene" menu screen.
Current scene --
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}All
I_PLAy
"Start _ Current" is specified:
The scenes from the first to
current wilt be selected
ODeselecting
Pro_rae_
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"Current _ End" is specified:
The scenes from the current
to end will be selected
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"All" iS specified:
All scenes
from
will
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the first to end
be selected
selected scenes
Deselecting scenes one by one:
While you are displayingthe "All Progams" screen on
which scenes have been selected,choose the scene tobe
&selected and then press the SELECT button.
Deselecting all the selected scenes at once:
"v\Nile you are displaying the "All Programs" screen on
which scenes have been selected, press the • button.
Note:
Up to 999 scenes can be selected.
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Displaying Information Using Menu Screen (Detail)
Yon can display various inibmlation for a scene: the recording mode recording date time and length special d'fects
and movie quality mode.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2
Select the scene whose infomlation yon wish to know.
If you have selected multiple scenes, the in±brmation
shown below will appear.
Pressing the • button will restore the thtnnbnail
display screen.
3 Press the MENU button.
(When
4 Choose "Scene", "Detail". and then press the I_/ll
button.
_1
(When using disc)
o--
"1
With
DVD-R
LPCM)
*2
disc,
selected
Number
of scenes
This will appear
"1-
the quality
first
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PI/0T0 _;
14"2_
*o_
(When using card)
disc)
Do_
"1
The detailed in±brlnation on the scene w'ill appear.
using
mode
(FINE,
STD
or
will appeal:
whose
when
quality
the disc
mode
is unknown.-
has a scene
recorded
on a device otherthan
this DVD Video Camera,
only
if the disc has a scene
whose
mode is unknown.
Also,
"t
Not
displayed
*2
May
not
comply
*3
with
appear
with
DVD-R
ff the
disa
loaded
*3
card
does
not
this
will not appear
This will not
image
appear
with
can be recorded
when
a DVD-R
DVD-R
disc,
disc is used
since
no still
on it.
DOE
(When
using
card)
fumberofpixelsonsti//inhorizonta/direction.This may not appear
with a JPEG file that does
not conform
to this DVD Video Camera.
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Note:
Tilting
the joystick
to the right
will display
information
on
_SEP3g
Ssg
the following
information
scene;
on the
tilting
the joystick
preceding
5 Press the • button to quit.
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to left will display
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scene.
Note:
• If multiple scenes have been selected, the total recording
time of the selected scenes (total number in case of stills)
wilI appear.
• If a DVD-R disc recorded on a device other than this DVD
Video Camera is inserted (already finalized), no scene
information will appear
Program
What is "program"?
Program refers to an assembly of scenes recorded oll the same date regardless of whether they are movie or still.
Scene No. 1
Scene No. 2
Scene No. 3
11:45AM
Program
Scene No. 4
Scene No. 5
Scene No. 6
Stit$
No. 1
Recorded on September 10
Switching
to Thumbnail Display of Specific
Date (Switch)
Since the scenes recorded oll this DVD Video Camera are collected as "programs" for each recording date selecting
a program will allow you to display only the scenes on a specific date.
1 press the DIS(: NAVIGATION
2 press
theMENU button.
button.
Note:
• Pressing the • button on the "Switch Program" screen
will restore the Disc Navigation screen.
• The dates displayed on the program select screen will be
in the Date Mode used when the first scenes of programs
were recorded, and the date displays
M/D/Y, D/M/Y and Y/M/D may be mixed.
Choose "Switch" on the
"Program" menl_l screen,
and then press the I_/ll
button.
4 Select the program
to be
I
displayed, and then press
the 1_/11button.
The Disc Nax igation screen
of the selected program will
appear.
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Playing Back Program (Play)
Yon can play back o1113"
the selected program.
4 Select the pro_am
1 Press the DISC: NAVIGATION button.
the
to be played back, and then press
button.
,/11
2 Press the MENU button.
Playback will start from the first scene of the selected
program.
3 Choose "Play" on the
"Program" menu screen,
and then press the l_/ll
button.
Note:
If "Repeat
Play:
be repeatedly
On" is specified,
played
back
(see
the selected
page
program
will
128).
Changing Title of Program (Title)
The recording date time is automatically attached to a programs as its title.
You can change the recording date/time to any desired title.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
5 Select a letter and then press
the I_/ll button: The
selected letter will be
entered.
2 Press the MEN_J button.
3 Choose
"Title" on the
"ProgTam"
menl.l
screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
4
Select the progam whose
title youwant to change, and
then press the 1_/1| button.
The screen for setting a title
will appear.
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Title input bar
Repeat this procedure to
create a title.
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Palette for selecting
characters
6 After entering the title,
choose "Enter" and then
OCharacters
title
available for entering
press the 1_/1! button.
You can use the joystick to select characters
"capital letter". "small letter" and "symbol"
modes.
4,
7 The screen for veril_,ing the
change in title will appear:
Choose "YES". and then
press the 1_/1! button.
With step 5. select
button,
or press
from
input
the
the input mode and then press thel_/l!
the DISPLAY
button.
Input mode
TITLE
S_P
3_
2_04
Choose "NO" to cancel
changing of the title.
After 5res or No setting, the Disc Navigation screen o f
the selected program will appear.
_I@IP_IGE
iDELETE
_iEjSELECT
Note:
• If you wish to delete a Ietter in the title, press the • button
once: The input letter will be deleted. Holding down the •
button will delete all letters in the TITLE column.
• You can also use the DELETE button on remote controller
to delete any input letters.
• Pressing the SELECT button on thetitte setting screen (in
step 5) will change the cursor position from the title input
bar to character select palette, input mode number, and
then to "Cancel".
• TO cancel the setting of title, choose "NO" on the screen
for verifying the entered title: The screen for verifying
cancellation of title setting will appear. To cancel title
setting, choose "YES".
• If you press the • button on the screen for verifying
change in title, the title setting screen will be restored.
• Double byte characters set on other devices may be
displayed blank on this DVD Video Camera.
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Play List
What is "Play List"?
You can create a play list Ollthis DVD Video Calnera by gathering yottr favorites from the recorded scenes.
Since the play list is not created by copying data, you will consume little of the disc capacity by making a play list.
On the other han& deleting scenes on play list will not increase the remaining disc capacity for recording.
Example:
Program 1 (recorded on September 27, 2004)
Program 2 (recorded on September 30, 2004)
/
/
Play
list 1 created
Play lists of up to No. gg can be created and 999 scenes can be included in play lists of No. 1 to No. 99.
Creating New Play List (Create)
6 \_11en creation
1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION button.
2 Select the scenes
to be progammed
of a play list is complete, the Disc
Nax igation screen will appear.
in a play list.
3 Press the MENU button.
4 Choose
"Create" on the
"PlayList" menu screen,
and then press the 1_[1|
button.
5 The scene select screen
will appear: If the selected
scenes on the play list are
the ones yon want, press
the l_/ll button.
If you want to change the
scenes with which you
want to create a play list,
yon can change them on
this screen.
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With the created play list, yon can also add scenes
recorded on another day or delete unnecessary scenes
aftenvards.
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Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes (R98).
• If the added scene bad skip or fade set, that information
will also be added to the play list.
• The date/time when a play list was created will appear as
the title for the play list.
• If free space available on disc is insufficient, creation of
new play list may not be possible: Delete unnecessary
scenes.
• Only the data on scenes is recorded in play list: If you
create or delete play lists, the original scenes in
programs will not be erased.
Editing scenes on play list will not affect the scenes in
programs.
• If you press the MENU button before pressing I_/11 in
step 5, the submenu will appear (see page 102)
Switching to Display of Each Play List (Switch)
Select the desired play list: The Disc Navigation screen of the selected play list will appear.
] Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
4 Use the "Switch Plavlist"
screen to select the play list
youwishtodispla):
andthen
press the I_/11 button.
the MENU button,
3 Choose "Switch" on the
"PlayList" menn screen,
and then press the 1_/1|
button,
]
I _)PLAY
The Disc Navigation screen
of the selected play list will
be displayed.
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Note:
TO display the Disc Navigation screen showing all programs
(all recorded scenes), choose "All Programs" on the
"Switch PlayUst" screen.
QEditing
on play list
When adjusting settings on play list such as changing
title, adding fade. setting skip, etc., use the same
procedure lbr adjusting program or scene settings.
Peribnn these settings, referring to the following
reference pages:
Changing thulnbnail.
Setting skip,
Adding fade.
Combining scenes,
Dividing a scene,
Arranging order of scenes,
Changing title,
R 103
R 104
R 105
R 106
R 107
RI21
R 122
Playing Back a Play List (Play)
1 Press
theD SC
NAVIGATION
2 Press
the MENU
btltton.
button.
4 Use the "Start
Playlist"
screen to select the play list
to be played back, and then
press the I_/ll button.
3 Choose "Play" on the
"PlayList"menu screen, and
then press the l_/ll button.
The selected play list will be
played back from the first
scene. To cancel playback midway, press the •
button: The Disc Navigation screen of the play list
being played back will appear.
Note:
If "Repeat
repeatedly
Play
On"
played
is specified,
back
(See
the
page
play
list will
be
128).
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Adding Scenes to Play List (Editing Play List)
1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION
button.
"Edit" on the
"PlayList" menu screen, and
than press the l_/ll button.
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4,
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Scene to be added
.[_
Number
insertion
position
of scene
before
insertion
position
cursor
Tilt the joystick up to move the cursor to the upper
row, and tilt it left or right to point the cttrsor to the
scene to be added.
7 Press
L ,*);,DD
_)EXIT
Press DISPLAY again to
restore the previous screen.
lamg
*2: Total number of scenes on play list
play list will appear in the
lower row:
Note:
If the DISPLAY button is
pressed when the
thumbnails are displayed, the
recording date/time of the
selected scene wilt appear
across the bottom of screen.
Pro
"1 *2
screen to select the play list
to which you wish to add
scenes, and then press the
I_/11 button.
scenes of the program
was displayed in step 1
appear in the upper row:
the scenes of selected
]j
_"_1
4 Use
" play list select
the
The
that
will
and
tothe lower
rox_, and tilt it left or right to select the point where the
scene is to be inserted.
2 Press the MENU button,
3 Choose
Tiltthejoystickdowntolnovethecursor
5
the I_/11 button to cop}' the scene.
After adding scenes is completed, the edited play list
will appear.
Repeat steps 5-7 to add other scenes.
Press the • button: The screen xeril_'ing exit froln
editing will appear.
Note:
• The cursor shows the position where the scene is to be
added.
• You can also select multiple scenes (R98).
• Pressing the • button in the middle of adding scenes will
display the screen for verifying an exit from "Edit
PlayList". Choose"YES" to exit play list editing. Choosing
"NO" will restore the "Edit PiayList" screen.
• If you press the MENU button in step 5 or 6,the submenu
screen for editing play list will appear. You can also use
this submenu to add scenes (See page 102).
Deleting Scenes from Play List (Editing Play List)
1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION bHtton.
2 Displaythe
editing screenof
the ,/11 button.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to
delete other scenes.
the play list to be edited.
5 Press the • button: The
Perform steps 2 4 on
page 118.
3 Move
4 Press
screen for veri_dng exit
from editing will appear.
the cursor to the play
list in lower rox_ and place the cursor on the scene to
be deleted.
Note:
• You can also select multiple scenes (R98).
• Place the cursor on scene to be deleted, and then press
the DELETE button on remote controller.
Adding Scenes Using Submenu for Editing (Editing Play List)
You can use the menu screen to add scenes to a play list.
1 Press the DIS(: NAVIGATION button.
5 Press the MENU button.
2 Display
6 Choose "Add", and then
the editing screen of the play list to be edited.
press the ,/11 button.
Perform steps 2 4 onpage
118.
3 From the play list in lower row. select the position
where you wish to insert a scene.
4
Select the scenes to be added fi-om the upper row.
Repeat steps 3-6 to add
other scenes.
[ _)EtgTER 1_ RETUPN
7 Press
the • button: The
]
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•
screen veri_dng exit from
editing will appear.
Note:
• The
selected
scenes
will
be added
in the
insertion
position.
• You can
also select
multiple
scenes
(R98)
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Deleting Scenes Using Submenu for Editing (Editing Play List)
Yon can delete scenes from play list on the editing screen.
1 Press the DISC? NAVIGATION button.
5 Choose "Delete" on the
"Edit" menu screen, and
then press the I_/1| button.
2 Display the editing screen of
the play list to be edited.
Repeat steps 3-5: other
scenes can be deleted.
Perform steps 2 4 on
page 118.
[ _=ENTER _]_TUPN
]
6 Press the • button: The screen xeril_'ing exit froln
3 Move the cttrsor to the play
list in lower row.
4 Select the scene to be deleted,
editing will appear.
Note:
and then press the
MENU button.
• If all scenes on play list are deleted, the ptay list itself will
also be deleted.
• You can also select multiple scenes (R98).
Selecting Scenes Using Submenu for Editing (Editing Play List)
Yon can specil_" the range of scenes when adding or deleting consecutive nmltiple scenes to _oln play list. This
"Select" menu item is uselid when selecting consecutive nmltiple scenes in items lbr adding or deleting scenes using
menu on page 111.
1 Press the DISC? NAVIGATION button.
2 Display
the editing screen of
the play list to be edited.
Perform steps 2 4 on
page 118.
3
4 Choose
"Start > Cturent",
"Cttrrent > End'L "All" on
the "Select" menu screen,
and then press the I_/11
button.
[
v EtITER
_ RETUPN
]
Note:
See page 111 for the status of scenes to be selected.
Specify the first scene of
those you wish to select, and then press the MENU
button.
5 Press the • button: The screen xeril_'ing exit froln
editing will appear.
Note:
You can also select multiple scenes (P.98).
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Arranging Order of Scenes (Move)
You can move scenes only when "Category: All" is specified.
9 S_e screen for veri_'ing
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
1hove will appear: Choose
"YES", and then press the
l_/ll button.
the MENU button.
3 Choose "Switch" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/1| button.
Choose "NO" to cancel
[ _)ENTER
nlove.
4
Select the scene to be moved, and then press the I_/ll
button.
After Yes orNo setting, the scene select screen willbe
restored.
Repeat steps 7 - 9 to lnoxe another scene.
5 Press the MENU button.
10Press the • button to quit.
6 Choose "Scene", "Edit",
"Move", and then press the
I_/ll
button.
Note:
• If you press the MENU button before pressing the _/ll
button in step 7, the submenu screen will appear.
• You can also move multiple scenes (R98)
• Stills can also be moved.
7 The "Move Scene" screen
will appear: If you are sure
you want to move the scene,
press the l_/ll button.
• Only scenes on play list can be moved
If you want to change the scene to be moved, you can
change it on this screen.
Move the %?' mark to the
position where you wish to
move the scene, and then
press the l_/ll button.
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Changing Title of Play List (Title)
The play lists haxe serial numbers based on the order in which you have created them along with the created dates
times: You can change these titles at any time.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
5
the MENU button.
The screen veri_'ing exit
from this menu will appear:
Choose "YES" and then
press the ,/1|
TITLE
;al
a
Park
button.
3 Choose "Title" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and
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then press the 1_/11 button.
4 Use the "Playlist Title" screen to select the play list
whose title you wish to change, and then press the
,/11
button.
See "Changing Title of
Progaln (Title)" on
page 114 for how to enter a
title.
6 Press the • button to qtdt.
After changing the title, the
Disc Navigation screen lbr
the play list whose title has
been changed will appear.
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The
registered
same
title
can be changed
at any time
using
the
procedure
Deleting Play List (Delete)
1 Press
theDISC:
NAVIGATION
2 Press
button.
5 The screen lbr veri_,ing deletion will appear: Choose
"YES". and then press the _/11 button.
the MENU button.
Choose "NO" to cancel deletion.
3 Choose "Delete" on the "PlayList" menu screen, and
then press the 1_/11 button.
4 Use the "Delete PlayList"
screen to select the play list
you wish to delete, and then
press the 1_/11 button.
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After Yes or No setting, the Disc Navigation screen
for all programs will be restored.
Note:
Even if you delete a play list, the original scenes stored on
disc will not be deleted.
Go To
From the Disc Navigation screen, you can jump to the #?st scene or last scene.
Top (End)
1 Press
_he
D,SC
NA_,',GAT,ON
bu_,on
2 Press
the MENLJ button.
3 Choose
"Top" or "End" on
the "Go To" menu screen.
and then press the 1_/1|
button.
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(When'End" is specified)
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Disc or Card Management
Verifying Remaining Free Space on Disc or Card (Capacity)
Yon can find out how long you will be able to record oll one side of disc or on card.
4 Press the •
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
the MENU button.
3 Choose
The Disc Nax igation screen will be restored.
"Capacity" on the "Disc" or "Card" menu
Note:
With a write-protected
(see "Terminology" on page 148)
disc or locked card, the remaining space wilI always be
displayed as "0"
screen, and then press the I_]11button.
(When using disc)
button to quit.
(When using card)
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Protecting Disc from Writing (Protect Disc)
Yon c an protect a DVD-RAM disc in order to prevent recorded images from being erased or edited by mistake. Further
recording will not be possible on protected disc until the protection is released.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
Choose "NO" to cancel
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose "Protect Disc" on
protection.
After "YES" or "NO"
the "Disc" menu screen, and
then press the l_/ll button.
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To release
protection will appear:
Choose "YES". and then
press the l_/ll button.
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setting, the Disc
Navigation screen will be
restored.
)PLAY
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Disc protect icon
Note:
4 The screen for verifying
1
_fo#ram
disc
protection,
perform the same procedure as above: The screen for
verifying the release of protection wilt appear.
Choose "YES" to release the protection.
Initializing DVD-RAM Disc or Card (Format Disc, Format Card)
Before You Begin
• Take great care that power is not turned off during initialization: If the DVD
Video Camera is turned off during initialization and the initialization is
interrupted, incorrect initialization will result, and at worst, the data
recorded on disc or card may be damaged.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
theMENU
bl_ltton.
3 Choose "Format Disc" or "Format Card" on the
"Disc" or "Card" menu screen, and then press the
I_/1| button.
The screen for veril_'ing "Format Disc" or "Format
Card" will appear.
4 Choose "YES", and then press the l_/l| button.
Choose "NO" to cancel initialization.
[Formal
Disc
(When using
DVD-RAM disc)
Formal
Card
Note:
• Initialization will delete all the recorded contents on disc
or card: Be careful not to delete data by mistake.
• Be sure to use the AC adaptor when initializing disc or
card so that the DVD Video Camera is not turned off
midway. If initialization is interrupted by power turning off,
the disc or card will not be initialized correctly, or itmay be
damaged.
• It may not be possible to initialize a disc with many
scratches or dirt: Such a disc cannot be used.
• If you use a brand-new DVD-R disc, message "Disc is not
formatted" will appear: initialize the disc, following the
subsequent messages (See page 47).
• This DVD Video Camera may not recognize some discs
or cards that have been initialized on PC or a device other
than this DVD Video Camera.
• If you attempt to initialize a disc or card in this DVD Video
Camera when it is connected to PC via USB cable, the
disc or card may not be initialized and may be unusable
on this DVD Video Camera.
(When using card)
'_\Nen initializing one side of the disc is complete, the
DVD Video Camera will return to recording pause
mode.
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Updating Control Information of DVD-RAM Disc (Update Control Info.)
Disc Navigation m this DVD Video Camera handles in±brmation oll scenes, such as skip or fade. in a particular
manner. If you use another device to edit a disc recorded on this DVD Video Camera, and then use the data again with
Disc Navigation in this DVD Video Camera, the Disc Navigation may not appear normally. If this happens, use the
Update Control In±b fi.mction to update the data.
Before You Begin
• Use the AC adaptor to power the DVD Video Camera for updating control
information, and make sure that power is not turned off during updating:
If the DVD Video Camera is turned off during updating and the updating
is interrupted, the control information will not be updated correctly.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
theMENIT button.
Note:
3 Choose "Update Control Info." on the "Disc" menu
screen, and then press the ,/1|
button.
The screen for veri_'ing "Update Control Info." will
appear.
4 Choose "YES". and then
press the 1_/1! button.
The message for proceeding
will appear, and then the
Disc Navigation menu
screen will be restored.
A black screen may appear while the message for
updating is displayed.
Choose "NO" to cancel npdating.
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5 Press the • button to quit.
• Be sure to use the AC adaptor when updating the control
information so that the DVD Video Camera is not turned
off midway. If updating of controt information is
interrupted by power off, the controt information will not
be updated correctly.
• It may take time to update the control information if the
disc has many recorded scenes.
• Pressing the • button on the verification screen will
restore the thumbnail display screen.
Finalizing DVD-R Disc (Finalize Disc)
Before You Begin
• Be sure to use tile AC adaptor to power the DVD Video Camera when
finalizing a DVD-R disc. Finalization cannot be executed using a battery
pack. If the DVD Video Camera is turned off during finalization and the
finalization is interrupted, incorrect finalization will result, and at worst, the
disc may be damaged.
If yen want to play back a DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD Video Camera, by using a device that plays an
8 cm DVD-R disc - such as a DVD player, etc. - you must finalize the disc on this DVD Video Camera.
The finalized DVD-R disc can be played on a DVD player, as "DVD Video": The date of program will appear on the
menn screen of DVD player as a title.
1 Press the DIS( NAVIGATION button.
5 When finalization is complete, the Disc Naxigation
screen tbr all programs will appear.
2 Press the ME_N_Tbutton.
3 Choose "Finalize Disc" on the "Disc" menu screen.
and then press the 1_/11 button.
The disc will be finalized.
4 Choose "YES". and then
(Screen when viewed
using DVD player)
press the 1_/11 button.
Important Note:
Do not finalize a disc recorded
on this DVD Video
Camera using any other device.
• No recording can be done on any DVD-R disc that has
been finalized.
The message showing that
the disc is being finalized
will appear, and the disc will
then be finalized.
¢3 w'ill appear on the Disc
Navigation screen for a
finalized disc.
Finalized
DVD-R
disc
• If the disc in the DVD Video Camera has already been
finatized, you cannot choose "Finalize Disc".
• Be sure to use the AC adaptor when finalizing disc.
Finalization cannot be executed using a battery pack. if
finalization is interrupted by power turning off, the disc will
not be finalized correctly, or it may be damaged.
• The time required to finalize the disc that appears on the
"Finalize Disc" screen is only for reference.
• The shorter the recording time on disc, the longer it will
take to finalize it
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Other
Functions
(Others)
Displaying Movies or Stills Independently (Category)
Scenes recorded on this DVD Video Camera will be displayed in the order of recording regardless of whether they
are movies or stills. You can use the Disc Navigation screen to switch this display to stills only or movies onl):
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
2 Press
the MENU button,
4
Specil}' the desired option
for displa); and then press
I_/1| button.
the
3 Choose
"CategoD"' on the
"Others" menu screen, and
then press the l_/ll button.
(When "PHOTO" is
specified)
All:
VIDEO:
PHOTO:
To display all scenes, movies or stills, in the
order of recording.
To display only movies in the order of
recording.
To display only photos in the order of
recording.
Playing Back Scenes Repeatedly (Repeat Play)
1 Press
2 Press
the DISC NAVIGATION button.
OWhen
the MENU button.
If one scene has been specified: \_11en playback of the
last scene is finished, playback of all scenes will repeat
15:omthe first scene.
3 Choose
"Repeat Play" on the
"Others" menu screen, mid
then press the I_/11 button.
Repeat Play is set
If the range lbr playback has been specified: Playback of
the scenes in that range will repeat.
QTo release Repeat Play
4 Choose"On'L and thenpress
the _/11 button: Playback
will start.
Use one of the following 3 methods to release:
• Choose "Off' in step 4 above.
• Turn the DVD Video Camera off once.
• Press the DISC EJECT lever to remove the disc.
Choose "Off' to cancel Repeat Play Setting.
Note:
• Press the • button to terminate playback. However, the
Repeat Play setting will not be cancelled.
• Still images can also be played back repeatedly.
• Repeat playback will not function when playback is set
from the recording pause status.
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Slide Show (Continuous
Playback of Stills)
If yon play back stills recorded oll a card the DVD Video Camera will enter playback pause mode after each still is
played back.
Setting Slide Show allows you to continuously play back stills.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
Note:
• One still is played for approx. 5 seconds.
• With slide show, playback starts from the first still on card.
• If you press the • button or turn the DVD Video Camera
off, Slide Show will be canceled.
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Choose "Slide Show".
"All" or "DPOF". and then
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press the l_/l! button.
All:
DPOF:
To play all stills
recorded on card
in slide show.
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To play only stills to which DPOF has been
set in slide show.
When playback is finished, the DVD Video Camera
will enter the playback pause mode at the final still.
Pressing the • button will restore the Disc
Navigation screen.
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Before
installing
that another
If another
the DVD-RAM
DVD-RAM
DVD-RAM
If the packet
writing
it, and then install
driver
driver
driver
software
on the CD-ROM
has not already
has already
installed
which supports
the provided
DVD-RAM
provided
been installed
with this DVD Video Camera,
in your PC, confirm
the DVD-RAM
make sure
in your PC.
the original
disc is installed,
DVD-RAM
it is necessary
driver.
to un-install
driver.
Note:
• This guide uses the screen of Windows @XP Home Edition/XP Professional to explain installing software: Use the same
procedure for Windows @ 98 Second Edition/Me/2000
Professional to install the DVD-RAM driver.
• We wilt not guarantee proper operation of this DVD Video Camera if you use software other than that suppiied with this
product to read/write data to the DVD Video Camera even though reading/writing of a file has finished without errors.
Compatible PC for use with DVD Video Camera:
VDR-M5OPP/VDR-M7OPP
Personal compnter
OS
CPU
Memory
Free disk space
Display resolution
Display mode
Sound card
USB
Operations
conditions
IBM PC/AT compatible computer
'*\indows ® 98 Second Edition/Me/2000 ProfessionaliXP Home Editiml
XP Professional
Pentium <III 450 MHz or faster or Celerun ® 633 MHz or faster
(PentitLm® 4. 1.2 GHz or faster is recommended.)
This trait may not be operated with a Pentimn ® compatible (:PEr not made by Intel ® or
AMD a.
This unit also may not be operated with AMD-K6®-2iAMD-K6'R-III.
128 MB or more
400 MB or more (not including the space in which images and stills are copied and edited)
1024 x 768 pixels or more
High Color (16 bit), 65,536 colors or more (Display adapter snpported by DirectX ® 8.1.
video memory ; 4 MB or more.)
: This unit requires sound card supported by DirectSound ®.
: This unit requires one USB port (USB 2.0 HIGH-SPEED port is recommended).
will not be guaranteed
under the following
• The OS other than Windows ® 98 Second Editim_ Me/2000 ProfessionaliXP
XP Professional is installed.
Home Edition/
• Operating compnter using Pentium _'_compatible CPU not made by Intel ® or AMD ®.
• Connecting this unit to yonr computer tl_rough a USB hub.
• Connecting this unit to your computer without the provided USB (able and 5 pin Mini USB Cable, type
B(Optional-user provided).
• Connecting USB equipment other than the keyboard, the mouse and this unit to yonr compnter.
• This unit does not support mnltiprocessors.
• In sonde cases, defects or limitations n_ay occnr depending on the combinations ofother so ftware or devices despite
the fact that yonr compnter satisfies the conditions described above.
Note:
Depending on the condition of your PC, it may take a long time to installthe software
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Contents
on Provided CD-ROM
Upon inserting the provided CD-ROM into the PC, the "Setup Menu"screen
included software.
If the "Setup Menu" screen does not appear, double-click
OUSB Driver
(see page 133 for installation)
Install this driver when using the provided USB cable to
cmmect this DVD Video Calnera to PC.
• Be sure you do not connect the ISB
installing the USB drivel:
QDVD-RAM
cable before
Driver
(see page 135 for installation)
Install this driver if you wish to use JPEG stills recorded
on a DVD-RAM disc. on ?'our PC.
Q DVD-MovieAIbumSE
will appear
Youcan install the
the CD-ROM drive icon.
Note:
If any trouble has occured while installing USB driver
or DVD-RAM driver :
(Using other than Windows _ 98 Second Edition/Me)
When "Driver Signing" is selected in the "Hardware" tab in
"System Properties", the installation procedure will not be
completed. Setect "Warn" and try again.
To check and changethe setting, open"Control Panel" from
the Windows "Start" menu select, "System Properties", and
then click the "Hardware" tab.
3
(see page 138 for installation)
You can use DVD-Mox ieAlbumSE to edit the images
recorded on a DVD-RAM disc and create a 3D title.
QMyDVD 4.0
Click --
(see page 140 for installation).
Yon can use MyDVD to create a DVD-Video disc from
movies edited on DVD-MovieAlbnmSE.
QAcrobat
Reader
If Acrobat Reader is not installed in your PC yon will
need to install it in order to open the on-line manuals
(instructionmannal files) ±brDVD-Mox ieAlbtmlSE and
DVD-RAM &iver.
)km_,e
Confirm
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• DVD-MovieAIbumSE
Yon can read the instraction
• DVD-RAM
mannal
using either
of the
i\_llowingprocedures:
• After installing DVD-MovieAIbumSE. open
"Programs"or "All Programs' from the Windows
"Start' menn, choose "Panasonic' and "DVDMovieAlbmnSE", and then open "On-line Manual".
To read the above manual. 3s_uwill need Adobe Acrobat
Reader.
If Adobe Acrobat Reader has not been installed in yottr
PC. you can install it frona the "Setup Menu"
screen. Click any lan_lage froln the "Acrobat Reader"
on the "Setup Menu" screen.
• MyDVD
• After installing MyDVD, open "Progran_s" or "All
Programs" from the Window's"Start" menu, choose
"Sonic" and "MyDVD". and then open the electronic
instruction mannal in "Documentation" folder.
To read the above mannal, a "Web browser (Interact
Explorer, Netscape Comlmmicator, etc.) must be set up
in your PC.
If yon cannot open the electronic instruction mannal for
M_,,©VD, consult the mannfiacmrer ofyonr PC about the
setup method ibr the Web browser.
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Driver
• After installing the DVD-RAM Driver open
"Programs' or "All Progranas"from the Window's
"Start" menn. choose "Panasonic DVD-RAM" and
"DVD-RAM DrNer". and then open "Using DVDRAM disc".
No electronic instruction manual is provided with the
USB Driver.
Note:
Although the above software programs can be used on
Windowsg98 Second Edition or later is needed to fully
utilize all functions of DVD-MovieAIbumSE.
Installing USB Driver
Use the following procedure to install the USB Driver. The following instructions are an example for installing the
USB drix er from the supplied CD-ROM. It is necessary to repeat steps 6-9 for using the card (S elect" m "in step 6).
1 Insert the prox ided CD-ROM into the PC. and (?lick
5
(?lick "Quit".
"USB Driver" on the "Setup Menu" screen.
If the "Setup Menu" screen does not appean doubleclick the CD-ROM drive icon.
2 The drix er setup
screen will appear: Click the "USB
Driver Installation" button.
Click
6
Set the power switch of DVD Video Calnera to
" _ " and then use the provided USB cable to
connect the DVD Video Camera to the USB port of
PC.
The "Found New Hardware" icon will appear.
Click
3 When
\_11en using OS other than Windows ® XP Home
Edition XP Professional. installation of the USB
using Windows ® XP Home EditioniXP
Professional. click "OK": A message will appear,
read the message, and then click "OK".
driver is completed. If any message will appear,
follow instructions on screen.
When using Windows ® XP Home EditioniXP
When using OS other than Windows ® XP Home
EditioniXP Professional,
skip this step.
Professional
7
Click
4 When using
Professional,
proceed to the next step.
\_11en the "Found New Hardware Wizard" screen
appears, make sure that "Install the software
automatically (Recommended)" has been checked.
and then click "Next".
Windows _ XP Home EditioniXP
click "Continne An3avay".
When using OS other than Windows ® XP Home
EditioniXP Professional, skip this step.
Check
Click
Click
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8 A warning message will appear, but click "Continue
Anywav".
QOperation with DVD Video Camera
connected
• The following operations are not possible when
connected to PC:
- Camera recording and playback using operation
buttons on DVD Video Camera
- Power offusing the power switch on DVD Video
Camera
• No image will appear on the LCD screen or viewfinder
of DVD Video Camera ,,','hen it is com_ected to PC:
Make sure that the DVD Video Camera is properly
connected to PC: the ACCESS/PC indicator should
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show access to DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc, the beep
sound indicates start/end of PC connection. (When
disc is not accessed, the ACCESS/PC indicator ````'ill
111V_Neninstallation of the USB diner is finished, click
"Finish".
not blink or light.).
• If still images are recorded on disc, use Windows
Explorer to donble-click the drive icon of DVD Video
Camera (DVD CAMERA), and then click the
"DCIM IOOCDPFP" lblder: The still JPEG files will
appear.
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After the installation of the USB Diner
make sure to restart }'our PC.
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is finished.
Installing DVD-RAM Driver
OBefore
Installing DVD-RAM Driver
If another DVD-RAM driver has already installed in your PC coufirl:a the original DVD-RAM driver.
If the packet writing software which supports the DVD-RAM disc is installed, it is necessa13' to mlinstall it, and then
install the provided DVD-RAM driver.
1 Insert the provided CD-ROM into the PC. and (?lick
"DVD-RAM
3
(?lick "Next".
Driver" on the "Setup Menu" screen.
If the "Setup Menu" screen does not appear, doubleclick the CD-ROM drive icon.
2 The driver setup screenwill
appear: (?lick the "Driver
and Fom_atter Setup" button.
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Click
One of the messages belox_ 1nay appear.
In this case. follow the message and continue the
installation procedure.
Click
4 Check
the contents of License Agreement:
If you
accept it, click "Yes" (The contents displayed on
actual screen may differ froln those in the figure.).
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5 Check the l\_Ider in which the DVD-RAM driver,,,,,ill
be installed, and then click "Next".
Installation will start. When installation is colnplete.
some notes ',','ill appear: Check the contents, and then
click "x" at the top right of window.
The contents displayed on actual screen 1nay differ
from those in the figttre.
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Check the program folder to be installe& and then
click "Next".
Ifyo_zr PC uses Windows _ Me 98 Second Edition XP
Home Edition XP Professional. a message that
prompts you to restart v, ill appear: Follow the on-screen
insmlctions and then click "Finish".
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Installing the DVD-RAM dri', er is now complete.
If your PC uses Windows 2000 Professional
_1tlr_g _v_ers
proceed with step 10.
Confirm
Click
7 Click "Next".
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Cu_,entSett_
Click
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10If your PC uses Windows :_2000 Professional.
a
message announcing the start for detecting device
will appear. The detection of device will start, after
which it will take several minutes for PC to detect the
Click
device. When detecting the device is complete, a
me ssage that prompts you to restart will appear: (:lick
"Yes" and then restart the PC.
Installing the DVD-RAM
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dri', er is now complete.
QTo confirm the installation of the USB Driver and the DVD-RAM Driver
You can check whether these installations
have been completed successfnlly.
Use the :t\,llowing procedure.
] Process for getting to Device Manager as follows.
"V\Sndows®XP : Start - Comrol Panel - System Hardware - Device Manager
Windows ® 2000 : Start - Settings -Control Panel System - Hardware - Device Manager
Windows ®Me/98 Second Edition : Start - Settings Control Panel - System - Device Manager
2 Click "Device Manager". Verity" that the following
items are listed on the screen.
'_\ hen using disc:
• MATSHITA DVD-CAMERA M5070 USB Device"
under "DVD/CD-ROM drives" .1
"1:When using Windows® 98 Second Edition or Me,
"MATSHITADVD-CAMERAM5070" is listedunder
"CDROM" and "Disk drives" respectively.
• "Panasonic DVDCAMERA DVDModeUSBInterface"
under "Universal Serial Bus controlIers"
'When using card:
• MATSHITA
DVD-CAMERA
M5070
USB
Device"
under "Disk drives"
• "Panasonic DVD CAMERA SD Mode USB Interface"
under "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
:
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Example
for using
disc
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Installing DVD-MovieAIbumSE
"DVD-MovieAlbumSE"
software is used to edit movies that confoml to DVD Video Recording fonnat.
1 Insert the prox ided CD-ROM into the PC, and ( lick
"D\TD-MovieAlbumSE
screen.
3" on the "Setup Menu"
4 Choose
"NTSC" for the TV broadcast system, click
"Next".
If the "Setup Menu" screen does not appear, doubleclick the CD-ROM drive icon.
2 The
screen for installing "DVD-Mox ieAlbumSE"
will appear: (lick "Next".
Check
Click
5 If you do not change the folder where the software is
installed, click "Next".
Click
3 Carefldly
read the Software License Agreement: If
you accept it. click "Yes".
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lICENSE
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Click
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If you do not change
"Next".
the program
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folder
name,
click
9 Choose the restart optiom and then click "Finish".
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Click
7
Check
the contents,
and then click "Next".
Click
If your PC uses Windows ®2000 Professional a
message announcing "READ ONLY FILE
DETECTION MESSAGE" will appear: (?lick "No".
Proceed with installation, following the instructions
on screen.
8 A message for veriI_'ing whether a shortcut icon is to
Note:
• If your PC uses Windows ® 2000 Professional/
XP Home Edition/XP Professional, set the user name
to "Administrator (computer's manager)" (or user
name with equivaient authorization), log on to PC, and
then install the software (if you do not have
authorization, consult your system manager.).
• When using DVD-MovieAtbumSE
software on
Windows ® 2000 Professional/XP Home Edition/
XP Professional, log on to your PC as Administrator
with a Iogin name equally authorized. If you log on with
a login name other than Administrator, you can not
use DVD-MovieAlbumSE.
• You can not use DVD-MovieAtbumSE
to handle an
AV[ file in DV format with no sound.
• When starting DVD-MovieAIbumSE,
Mount
Information window may appear or the recorded
movies may not be shown. If this has occured, try the
following procedure.
1. Click "Preference", and then "Device setting".
2. Seiect the drive in which the DVD-RAM disc is
inserted in the "Drive Select" column, click "OK".
"Preference"
tab
be created on desktop will appear:
If you want to create one, click "Yes". If not, choose
"No".
I
Click
Installation
will start.
13g
Installing MyDVD
MyDVD included in the provided CD-ROM does not contain the slideshows fnnction. Therefore
stills on MyDVD.
1 Insert the prox ided CD-ROM into the PC. and Click
"MyDVD
4.0" on the "Setup Menu" screen.
If the "Setup Menu" screen does not appear, doubleclick the CD-ROM drive icon.
2 The
screen for installing "MyDVD"
Click "Next".
4 After you accept
_,'oncan not edit
the Software Licence Ageement,
"Choose Destination Location" will appear. If you do
not wish to change the folder where the software is
installe& click "Next".
will appear:
I
Click
Check
3 Carefully
you accept
read the Software
it. click
License
Agreement:
the contents,
Installation
Click
and then click
"Next".
will start.
If
"Yes".
Click
Chck "Flnlsh"
and then restart the PC
Click
Click
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Sonic Solutions (orporation, which developed
MyDVD, recommends user registration of MyDVD,
in order to offer appropriate support to customers.
The guide *br user registration will appear when you
start MyDVD for the first tin'le, or yon can do it any
time by accessing the following URL:
h_tp
: //www.
mydvd, com
(You will need an Internet connection for user
registration.)
For registered custon'lers
http://support,
sonic,
com
Telephone Customer Support (For registered
customers only)
1-877-383-1124
9aln-6pm Pacific Standard Time. USA (Weekdays
only)
Creating DVD Video on PC from DVD-RAM
Recorded on DVD Video Camera
Disc
Using DVD-MovieAIbumSE and MyDVD, you can create a DVD Video disc (DVD-R disc) from the images
recorded on this DVD Video Camera, following the procedure below.
4
/
Insert a recorded DVD-RAM disc into the DVD
Video Camera, and connect the DVD Video Camera
to the USB terminal of PC.
2 Start DVD-MovieAlbumSE,
and edit the in'lages on
DVD-RAg/I disc as necessary.
"v\'hen starting DVD-MovieAlbumSE,
Mount
Infomlation window may appear or the recorded
movies may not be shown. If it has occttred, try the
following procedure.
1. Click "Preference", and then "Device setting".
2. Select the drive in which the DVD-RAM disc is
inserted. In the "Drive Select" colunm, click
"OK".
3 Right-click
the thulnbnail from which you wish to
create a DVD Video disc on the DVDMovieAlbumSE
4
screen, and execute "Export".
The "Program Export" screen, shown below, will
appear: Choose "Same Resolntion" and check "Use
DVD-Video (LPCM)" in the "Export Mode" setting
box. Choose "704 × 480 (recommended)" for
"Resolution".
• 5_e r_p_out,_n
"Preference"
tab
D_st ra_on _o[_Pr
"Program Export" Screen
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Note:
• Choose "Divide by Marker" in the "Option" box: Each
scene of program recorded on the DVD Video Camera
will be saved as an independent movie file so that
export can be executed at high speed. If you do not
choose "Divide by Marker", movie files may be unified
and re-encoded, so it may take time to export them or
the image quality may slightly deteriorate. DVDMovieAtbumSE may automatically encode a movie
recorded in the XTRA mode containing rapidly
moving scenes (8 Mbps or higher), regardless of the
"Divide by Marker" setting.
• Do not choose "Simple Export" in the "Export Mode"
setting box: Choosing it may stop export midway.
• If you want to change the destination folder, click"Ref"
and specify the appropriate folder.
If you want to create a new folder, type the name of
new folder directly in the "Destination Folder" field.
5
Click
the Start button
6
_,Nen
export
exporting
to start export.
is complete,
was completed
message
"The
the disc being
Then the disc cover of DVD Video Camera will open
antomatically.
Note:
• Even if you use the provided application software
(MyDVD) and record wide movies on DVD-RAM disc to
DVD-R disc, screen image will not be wider. DVD-R disc
does not support the Wide setting and it is displayed
lengthwise when you playback this disc.
When you are going to record DVD-R disc by the movies
which you have finished recording, set the Wide setting
beforehand at "4:3" (See "Setting to Wide TV Screen
Mode" on page 84).
• The following table shows the recordable time on 8 cm
DVD-R disc using MyDVD. The recordable time is shorter
than that of 8 cm DVD-RAM disc because MyDVD always
records audio in the LPCM format.
file
used",
disc or an
the small box
and then click "Yes".
Insert a brand-new DVD-R disc into the DVD Video
Camera.
'7 DVD-Mox ieAlbumSE will automatically end. and
the "Export to Disc" screen will appear: (lick the
"Start" button.
8 MyDVD will automatically
start. After a few
moments, the exported scene will be automatically
registered on the MyDVD editing screen:
Now you can change the DVD menu to the desired
style, change the title, etc. on this editing screen.
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start. When writing is complete, a DVD video disc
will be created.
successfnlly.
Do you wish to create a 'DVD-Video'
'MPEG file' disc?" will appear. Check
for "Eject
9 Click the Bum button: Writing to DVD-R disc will
STD
Approx.
40 minutes
FINE
Approx.
25 minutes
XTRA
Approx.
18 minutes
Uninstalfing
Software
Use the following procedure
to uninstall (delete) any provided software that has been installed-
Uninstalling USB Driver
With Windows® 98 Second Edition/Me:
1 Set the power
switch on DVD Video Camera to
" JU 't and use the USB cable to connect it to the PC.
2 Open "System" on "Control Panel'L and then choose
the "Device Manager" tab.
3 Delete "MATSHITA DVD-CAMERA
M5070" in
7 Delete
the following files.
Windows
"_ 98 Second
Edition:
C : \WINDOWS\INF\OTHER\Hi_achi
DZ3298.inf
C : \WINDOWS
• pdr
C: \WINDOWS
\ SYSTEM\
\ SYSTEM32
IOSUBSYS
\ DRIVERS
"CDROM".
SS. sys
\'_]ndows
If no item exists, proceed with the next step.
C : \WINDOWS\INF\OTHER\Hi_achi
DZ32He.
inf
M5070" in
setting
\ dzmvpdr
\ DZHVUM
® Me:
No extension
4 Delete "MATSHITA DVD-CAMERA
Ltd.
may appear
depending
Ltd.
on the
on PC.
"Disk drives".
If no item exists, proceed with the next step.
5 Delete the lbllowing item in "Universal Serial Bus
controllers":
"Panasonic DVD (AMERA
Interface"
DVD Mode USB
If the INF folder cannot be found, use Explorer to
choose the "View" menu. "Folder Options", "View"
tab. and then "Show all files": Click "OK" and then
try again.
Disconnect the DVD Video Camera from PC, and
then restart the PC.
If no item exists, proceed with the next step.
6 Close Dexice Manager.
If the message lbr restart appears, click "No".
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With Windows ® 2000 Professional/XP
Home Edition/XP Professional:
1 Set the power switch on DVD Video Camera to
" Jill 'L and use the USB cable to connect it to the PC.
e_
2 Open "System" on "Control Panel", and then click
"Device Manager" under the "Hardware"
3 Delete
"MATSHITA DVD-CAMERA
tab.
M5070 USB
Device" in "DVD CD-ROM drive".
4 If your PC?uses 'vVindm_s® 2000 Professional
"MATSHITA DVD-CAMERA
Device" in "Disk drix es'L
[i_ il_ ilsh
i ulSr_l
(L5 H[_n
ii
I'i
fd_!
............................
i!!ii
delete
M5070 USB
i
If ?,our PC uses Windows ® XP Home Edition XP
Professional or no item exists, proceed with the next
step.
i
i
i
i I
_
_
.................................................................................
,i
=
Fi£lre 1.
5 Delete "Panasonic DVD CAMERA DVD Mode
USB Inter±ace" in"Universal Serial Bus controllers".
When Windows inf*blder is opened select all files
beginning with oem as noted figure 2.
If no item exists, proceed with the next step.
6 Close Device Manager.
If the message for restart appears, click "No".
7 If your PC uses Windows- _000 Professional
the C :\WINNT\ INF folder.
open
If your PC uses Windows ® XP Home Edition,XP
Professional, open the c : \WINDOWS\ INF folder.
Fi_lre 2.
Open each file beginning xxith oem0.inf with
application software Notepad provided with
Windows by the following method (Right click on the
oena0.inf and select "open with" Notepad.)
Search for the files with the following entry on the
second and fourth lines, and delete them:
; Panasonic DVD DIGICAM USB Driver
Installation File
; Support Model : VDR- M5070 Series
Extension ".inF' naay not appear, depending on the
setting of PC.
If the INF fetder cannot be found or above a warning
message appears, use Explorer to choose "Teols"
menu then select 'Folder Options", "View" tab, and
then 'Show hidden files and folders" as noted on
figure 1
Also delete the .PNF files numerically associated
with the oem file, Example (If you delete oem7.inf
file also delete oemT.pnf file.
0Disconnect the DVD Video Camera from PC. and
then restart the PC.
Deleting Other Applications
To tminstall the other applications use <'Control Panel" to open "Add or Remnve Applications" choose the
applications to be uninstalled from the displayed list of applications, and then click the "Change/Remove".
Note:
After uninstallng software, be sure to restart the PC
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Introduction
to Optional Accessories
Video Camera Accessories
LM-AK60U
8cm DVD-RAM
LM-RK30U
8cm DVD-R
PV-DAC13
AC adaptor
CGA-DU07A
680mAh/Rechargeable
CGA-DU14A*
1360mAh/Rechargeable
CGA-DU21A
2040mAh/Rechargeable
RP-SDH512U1A
RP-SDH256U1A
RP-SD128BU1A
512 MB SD Memory
256 MB SD Memory
128 MB SD Memory
RP-SD064BPPA
RP-SD032BPPA
64 MB SD Memory
32 MB SD Memory
Card
Card
USB Reader/Writer
for SD Memory
Card (compatible
(compatible
with MultimediaCard)
with AC Cable and DC Cable
Lithium
Ion Battery
Pack
Lithium
Ion Battery
Pack
Lithium
Ion Battery
Pack
Card
Card
Card
BN-SDCAPE/1B
(For USA)
BN-SDCAPU/1B
with MultimediaCard)
(For Canada)
BN-SDABPE/1
(For USA)
BN-SDABPU/1B
B
SD PCMCIA
Adaptor
(For Canada)
VW-FLH3
Video
Flash (only for VDR-M70PP)
* Please refer to page 43 concerning the battery charging time and available recording time.
NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by, country. Please consult your local dealer.
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Information on Round DVD Holder
This DVD Video
the disc from
Calnera
square
cannot
adapter
use a square
adapter
and set it in Round
such as for 8 Cln DVD-RAM
DVD
Holder.
referring
disc. 8 cm DVD-R
to the instruction
disc: Remove
sheet of disc.
• Removing disc from square adaptor
(Example 1)
Snap off and
remove lock pin
(Example 2)
Slide
the
so that
Note:
Refer to page 74 if you want to correctly
Video Camera.
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disc
obliquely
it is not caught
upward
by claws.
set the removed disc in Round DVD Holder so that it can be used in this DVD
Cleaning
Be sure to set the power switch to "OFF" before cleaning this DVD Video Camera.
QCleaning
lens
LCD screen and camera
Use a dr?_soft cloth to wipe dirt off. When cleaning the
LeD screen, be careffd not to use force, scratch it, or
subject it to impact: Doing such could cause a defect in
the screen, resulting in display tmevenness, or damage
the LCD monitor.
ODo not use benzene or thinner to
clean DVD Video Camera case
The coating of case could peel off or the case could
deteriorate. Wipe off dirt on the case with a moist cloth
which has been completely wrung out. \,_]len using a
chemical cleaning cloth, lbllow instructions for use.
QIf dust adheres to the viewfinder
lens, remove it using a cotton cloth.
Do not rub the lens with lbrce: Doing so could scratch the
lens.
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Terminology
DVD-RAM
disc:
Rev_Titable DVD disc.
DVD-R disc:
One-time recordable DVD disc.
DVD Video
format:
This application format establishes the file nan_e directory structure, data format, etc. to record videos (movies). A
generally available DVD video conforms to this format.
DVD Video
recorder:
This device can record video and andio on any recordable DVD disc. such as DVD-RAM that conforms to the DVD
Video Recording format. Some DVD Video recorders canrecord on a DVD-R disc conforming to DVD Video format.
A DVD Video recorder that is compatible with 8 cm DVD-RAM can play back DVD-RAM discs recorded on the
DVD Video Camera.
DVD Video
Recording
format:
Fore, at recorded video data on writable type DVD disc: This format is adopted by DVD Video Cameras and DVDRAM recorders that are compatible with DVD-RAM.
DVD Player:
This device can play back video and audio signals recorded on DVD Videoand DVD-R discs using the DVDVideo
fbnnat. Most DVD players can play back a DVD-R disc recorded on the DVD Video Can_era(some DVD players
caanot play back the disc).
SD Memory
Card:
SanDisk Matsushita and Toshiba jointly developed this memory card standard in 1999. The card is 32 mln long x
24 mm wide x 2.11rim thick, and has 9 pins. Since the SD Memory Card was developed based on MultiMediaCard
(MMC), MMC can be inserted into SD Memo13"Card slot and us ed. However. an SD Memory Card c amlot be inserted
in the slot exclusively for MMC.
USB 2.0:
There are two kinds of USB ports for a PC. As for USB2.0 (full speed) transfer speed is slox_: and as for USB2.0
(high speed), transfer speed is higher-speed. If the DVD Video Camera is comlected to the PC via a USB2.0 (high
speed port), movies can be ellioyed without difficulty.
infrared
sensor:
This sensor is used to ac[iust the white balance.
Thumbnail:
This refers to a reduced screen displayed on Disc Navigation in order to identify the recorded image contents.
Scene:
Video (movie): "One scene" refers to images recorded from one press ofREC bntton mltil recording is stopped by
pressing the REC button again.
Photo (still): "One scene" refers to a single photo recorded by pressing the REC breton.
Slot-in type PC:
PC that has a DVD drive into which a DVD is directly inserted or _iected from without using a tray.
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Disc-protect:
This disables x_xiting to disc (protects disc from writing) so that images recorded on DVD-RAM disc cannot be
accidentally deleted and the disc caanot be initialized.
Howling:
This phenomenon occurs as lbllows: When the DVD Video Camera is connected to a device, such as TV. the andio
input to the microphone of DVD Video (an_era is amplified and output from the speakers ofT\ and the signal is
again input to the microphone: This is repeated to form an endless loop of andio signal, and the signal is anlplified
up to the audio output amplitude limit of the device. Howling can be prevented by changing the positionalrelationship
between the DVD Video Camera and T\2 or by turning down the volume on TV.
Suspending
PC:
This ±1ruction stores the statns of PC before it is turned off: It will restart the PC in the same statns as immediately
before PC was tnrned off. when the PC is tnrned on next time.
Video
selector:
This device can inpm multiple audio and video signals, and select the desired audio and video signals among those
inpnt, to ontput them.
Finalize:
This process makes a DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD Video Camera playable on a DVD player, etc. that conforms
to 8 cm DVD-R: No fi.lrther recording can be made on a finalized DVD-R disc.
MultiMediaCard:
This is a memoD" card standard jointly developed by Siemens and SanDisk in 1997. The card is 32 nml long x 24 nml
wide x 1.4 mm thick, and has 7 pins. It can be inserted into SD MemoD" Card slot and used.
Linear
PCM
recording:
Audio recording format similar to MPEG 1Audio Layer 2: However Linear PCM does not compress an audio signal
but instead san_ples it and converts it to a digital signal to be recorded. Therefore. the an_mmt of data used is larger
than that of MPEG 1 Audio Layer 2.
Laser
pickup
block:
This block emits laser beam to a disc and then collects the laser beam reflected
from the disc to convert it to an electric signal. The block consists of a laser, lens.
receiving element, etc.
Laser
pickup
block
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Before
Requesting
Movie can be recorded
disc.
Service
only on DVD-RAM
Check the following:
• Is DVD-RAM or DVD-R
or DVD-R
If the temperature
inside the DVD Video Camera is
high, normal operation may not be possible. Turn the
DVD Video Camera off, wait for a few moments, and
then turn it on again for operation.
disc inserted?
• Is power switch set to" _U "?
• Is the DVD-RAM disc in DVD Video Camera
write-
protected? Release the write-protect.
• Does disc have remaining
recording space?
If movie still cannot be recorded after the above
checks,
the disc may be damaged:
Use another
Still can be recorded only on DVD-RAM
Memory Card or MultiMediaCard.
Check the following:
Is DVD-RAM disc, SD Memory
MultiMediaCard
inserted?
disc, SD
Card or
Is power switch setto match the recording
When using DVD-RAM disc:
Set to " I_1 ".
When using SD Memory
MultiMediaCard:
disc.
medium?
Card or
Set to " _1 ".
Is loaded DVD-RAM disc write-protected?
When using SD Memory Card: Is it locked?
Does disc or card have remaining recording space?
:still cannot be recorded after the above checks, the
disc or card may be damaged: Use another disc or
card.
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In the following cases, it will take more time than usual
until operation is possible:
When disc or card is removed and then reinserted
When date changes (e.g., during the first recording
of the day)
When the temperature
is greatly different from the
time of previous recording
When disc with scratches, dirt or fingerprints
is
inserted
When
When
disc is subject to severe vibrations
the battery or DC cord was disconnected
instead of following the correct procedure using
power switch to turn the DVD Video Camera off
Is a fully charged battery pack attached?
Is the DVD Video Camera powered from
AC outlet?
Is DVD Video Camera
cable?
connected
to PC using USB
Unplug the USB cable.
Does DVD Video Camera stop at the end of the
scene to which wipe-out was set and played back?
Press the DISC NAVIGATION button.
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Error Messages
A message may appear while you are operating the DVD Video Camera. If a message appears, refer to
the following table and take appropriate corrective action.
Messages are arranged in alphabetical order
(1) Data error in a part of
image file. Repair data
now?
(2) Found error in image
file. Repair data now?
(3) Data error in all
image file. Repair aft
data now?
It is possi ble that the system cannot normally complete writing of file
when, for example, power is turned off for some reason during
recording or editing (deleting, dividing or combining
scenes, or
creating play list). Selecting "YES" will automatically
repair the
video file, but even if "NO" is selected, the same message wilJ
appear when the DVD Video Camera is tu reed on next time. (Do not
remove the disc while the DVD Video Camera is recognizing
it:
Ignodng this will deactivate the file repair function.)
Follow the instructions
on screen, taking note of the following
cautions:
• Data may not be repaired,
was turned off.
depending
• Data may not be repaired
recorder is mixed in.
normally
on the timing when power
if data recorded
on another
• The repaired data may be different from the original recorded
content because of partial deletion of defective portion.
• Since the date/time of repair is added to the repaired data (only
the corrected portion for partial repair), the original date/time
information wilt be lost.
• Since all movies, and then all stills, are repaired,
recorded contents will be lost.
(In case of message (2) (3) only)
• See "1 on page
(1) Error has occurred.
Please restart.
(2) Error has occurred.
Please reinsert a disc.
(3) Error has occurred.
Error code No. xxxx.
Please read the manual.
(4) ERROR
xxxx
(5) DISK xxxx
157.
• Error has occurred. Try to restart the DVD Video Camera using
the following methods:
(1) Turn power off, remove the battery pack or AC adaptor and
reattach it, and then turn power on again.
(2) Turn power off, and reinsert the disc. Then turn power on again.
(3) See *3 on page 157.
(4) If you have another disc available, check to see if any problem
occurs with the disc. If another disc can be used normally, the
original disc may be defective: Contact the disc manufacturer.
If the above procedu res cannot solve the problem, take note of
the error number, and contact your dealer.
Reference: "Error Code 2881" shows that the disc cannot be
recognized
(1) This disc must be
formatted before it can
the order of
DVD-R
9, 42, 45, 46
properly.
disc that was not initialized
for camera
use was inserted.
be used by this camera.
(2) Do not format this
47
disc if you want to record
from the PC connection
terminal.
(3) Format the disc now?
Battery pack is almost
empty. Replace it.
Replace with a charged
DVD Video Camera.
Cannot
Unless consecutive
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combine
scene.
battery, or use AC adaptor
scenes are selected,
to power the
42, 45
they cannot be combined.
106
Cannot combine.
Deselect PHOTO
Select
only movies
and combine
them.
106
scenes.
Cannot combine scene
of multiple programs.
Scenes cannot be combined,
Create a play list.
Cannot combine.
multiple scenes,
Select a range of at least 2 scenes to be combined,
combine them.
Cannot
Select
delete scenes.
because
the programs
This may occur when scene that was edited for division,
deleted.
Combine the divided scenes, and then delete them.
are different.
116
and then
106
etc. is to be
106
Cannot execute.
Change display
category to ALL.
This message will appear if you attempt to combine
with "Category: VIDEO or PHOTO" specified.
Cannot execute.
Unselect multiple
scenes.
Division or change in thumbnail
scenes were selected.
CANNOT
PHOTOS
Are you using DVD-R disc? You cannot record still images on DVDR disc. Use DVD-RAM disc to record still images.
RECORD
was executed
or move scenes
128
when multiple
98
Cannot replace
thumbnail on PHOTO
scenes.
The thumbnail of a still cannot
Select a movie.
Cannot select any more
scenes.
The maximum
CARD
Remaining space is only enough to record less than 10 stills.
Delete unnecessary
stills and try the card, or use another card.
ALMOST
FULL
number
be changed.
103
of selectable
scenes
is 999.
on PC? Was formatting
111
Carderrorhasoccurred.
Was the card formatted
Format the card now?
midway? When using the card on this DVD Video Camera,
"YES" and format it.
Carderror
hasoccurred.
Formatting is not
complete.
The card may be damaged:
Card error.
• The card terminals may be dirty: Wipe off dirt, and try the card
again, or use another card.
Keep card inside
restart.
&
Card full.
Use another
33, 101
interrupted
choose
125
card.
31
• Data other than still image
Card error has occurred.
28
may be included:
Use another
Card error could have occurred dudng editing of scenes. Turn off the
DVD Video Camera with the card being used inside, connect the AC
adaptor, and then power the DVD Video Camera again. Repair of
scenes will be attempted.
Delete unnecessary
stills and try the card, or use another
45, 50
card.
No more recording on this card can be done: Delete unnecessary
stills or use another card.
stills and try the card, or use another
31
card.
Card full.
Cannot execute.
Delete unnecessary
card.
Card has no data.
This message wilt appear when an attempt is made to execute
playback or editing on Disc Navigation with no scene recorded.
Card is not formatted.
Format the card now?
Was the card formatted
Video Camera, choose
on PC? When using the card on this DVD
"YES" and format it.
33, 101
33, 101
125
153
Control
Error.
Information
Mismatch may occur between
information.
Update the control
the recorded
image and scene
126
information.
• Use another disc.
• See *3 on page 157.
COPY
PROTECTED
The video
28, 74
signal input to this DVD Video Camera
may be copy-
guarded.
Some prerecorded
video materials, such as movies, are guarded
against copying.
Copy-guarded
materials cannot be recorded on this DVD Video
Camera.
DISC ACCESS
The recorded scene is being stored on disc.
Wait until the message disappears, and you can start to use the
DVD Video Camera.
This DVD Video Camera
been inserted.
Wait until the message
DVD Video Camera.
This message
changes.
DISC ALMOST
FULL
is verifying
disappears,
will be displayed
whether
the correct
and you can start to use the
for a little longer when the date
Disc error has occurred.
Finalizing is not
complete.
• Disc error occurred
Replace the disc.
• See *3 on 157
Disc error has occurred.
Format the disc now?
• Has the disc been initialized on PC? Has initializing the disc on
PC been interrupted?
Choose "YES" and initialize the disc when using it on this DVD
Video Camera. Initializing the disc will erase all data on it.
• See *2 on page 157.
Disc error has occurred.
Formatting is not
complete,
finalizing,
and finalizing
was interrupted
127
midway. In this case, use another
Disc error has occurred.
Disc error could have occurred
Turn off the DVD Video Camera with the disc being used in it,
connect AC adaptor, and then power the DVD Video Camera again.
Repair of scenes will be tried.
Disc error.
• Use another
during
editing
of scenes.
157.
• Mismatch in recording information
may be caused by editing
done on some device other than this DVD Video Camera.
Initialize the disc or use another disc.
"DISC ERROR"appears
when an attempt to
release write-protect
is
made.
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74, 125
45
disc.
• See *3 on page
• Initializing
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disc.
Keep disc inside
restart,
&
32, 33,101
failed.
The disc may be dirty.
Remove the disc and wipe off fingerprints, dust, etc. before reusing
it, or use another disc.
This message may also appear if you insert a disc for which
formatting
51,52
disc has
The disc wilt soon be full, and recording will be impossible.
Delete unnecessary
scenes and try the disc again, or use another
disc.
during
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the disc will erase at} data on it.
If you have write-protected
a disc using the write-protect setting tool
(WPTOOL)thatiseduipped
withthe DVD-RAM drivercontained
on
the CD-ROM provided with this DVD Video Camera, you cannot
release the write-protect
on this DVD Video Camera as is. Use the
write-protect
setting toot on PC to release the write-protect.
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125
Disc full. Cannot
execute,
Delete unnecessary
disc.
Disc has no data.
This message
playback
scenes
will appear
or editing
before using this disc, or use another
when an attempt
on Disc Navigation
is made to execute
with no scene recorded.
Disc has no Play List.
Switching
Disc includes protected
scenes. Delete scenes?
The disc may be software protected from a device other than this
DVD Video Camera. To release in this case, use the device that has
executed software-protect.
Disc is full. Cannot
The number
control
add
info.
of play list was selected
of entered
entered, so the control
cannot be added.
Combine
Disc is not formatted.
Format the disc now?
several
scenes
scenes
with no play list stored.
has reached
information
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the limit that can be
for generating
thumbnails
101,106
or delete them.
• Has the disc been initialized
on a PC?
Choose "YES" and initialize the disc when using it on this DVD
Video Camera. Initialization will delete all data on the disc.
• See *2 on page
101
125
157
DPQF is not set to a
scene,
This message will appear when"Slide
Show: DPOF"is
the card to which DPOF was not set.
DPOF scenes over limit.
Cannot set DPQF
The maximum
number of scenes for which DPOFcan
specified
for
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be set is 999.
110
scenes.
Drive overheat.
retry later,
Please
The temperature
inside the DVD Video Camera is too high, and
reading or writing of the data on disc may not be performed
normally.
Turn the DVD Video Camera
50
off and wait for a while. The
temperature
will be effectively decreased
is placed in a well-ventilated
spot.
DVD-R Disc, Video
mode cannot be
if the DVD Video Camera
With DVD-R disc, the movie quality mode once used for recording
cannot be changed.
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changed.
END OF DISC
The disc is full.
You cannot record on this disc anymore. Prepare another
delete unnecessary
movie scenes from this disc.
End scene cannot
divided.
Error occurred.
replace
disc.
be
Please
disc or format
Division
is not possible
• Abnormality
Finalize
Please
may not be
at the end of scene.
has occurred
with the DVD-RAM
An abnormality
the disc.
Instantaneous
discto
be repaired.
disc. Initializing
with a DVD-R disc to be repaired.
shutoff occurred
during finalizing,
Replace
after which power
was supplied
It is unrecordable
card.
The inserted card cannot be used in this DVD Video Camera:
another card.
JPEG file related to
scenes are not found,
This message
using a device
to card.
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157.
occurred
complete.Finalizeagain
now?
on this
101
107
Initialize the disc before using it, or use another
the disc will erase all data on it.
• See *2 on page
Error occurred.
replace disc.
disc or
and disc was inserted.
127
Use
31
will appear when stills recorded on DVD-RAM disc
other than this DVD Video Camera are to be copied
155
NO CARD
insert a card.
49
No card.
Please insert card.
No card is inserted.
insert a card.
49
NO DISC
This message may appear when the DVD Video Camera or disc is
moved from a cold place to a warm place.
Condensation
has occurred on the DVD Video Camera lens or
9
DVD-RAM drive. Do not remove the disc; leave the DVD Video
Camera turned off in a place as dry as possible for 1-2 hours.
The disc has not been inserted.
insert it.
No more scenes.
List was deleted.
Photo cannot
divided.
PlayLists
Same
Play
be
46
• All scenes are deleted from the play list.
• Since a play list with no scenes cannot be supported
by
specifications,
a ptay list from which all registered scenes
been deselected will be deleted.
Still image cannot
have
be divided.
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over limit.
scenes
on Play
An attempt was made to create new play list or copy play list, even
though limit specified for play lists in the video recording standard
had already been stored.
• This will appear
when
• When a play list exists on disc, an attempt to delete scenes in
program will displaythis message. (This message will not appear
if you deselect scenes from play list.)
Scenes
Cannot
over limit.
add scene,
The number of scenes entered
can be entered.
Delete several scenes.
Scenes
over limit.
The number
Cannot
divide scene,
entered.
Delete several
over limit.
move scene,
of entered
in play list has reached
scenes
the limit that
116, 120
has reached
the limit that can be
107, 116
This message wilJ appear if you try to move a scene when the
number of scenes has already reached the registrable limit.
The button
There
Thismessagewiilappearifyoutrytodelete
was pressed
to stop processing
of multiple
Navigation when all the selected scenes have been locked.
Release the lock on scenes before executing deletion.
This card cannot
used.
The card cannot
card.
Please
replace
Please
Disc
Use another
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be
replace
A disc that cannot
loaded.
be used on this DVD Video
Camera
has been
Check the type of disc.
This disc is recorded by
the PAL system. Please
replace disc.
This DVD Video Camera can use only discs recorded on the NTSC
system. A disc recorded on the PAL system cannot be used on this
DVD Video Camera.
Top scene cannot
divided.
Division
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101, 109
card.
This disc cannot
used.
disc.
be used in this DVD Video Camera:
104, 116
scenes.
multipiesceneson
which can be deieted.
be
101
scenes.
Stop processing
was no scene
116
scenes are to be deteted.
List will be deleted.
Delete scenes?
Scenes
Cannot
119, 120
be
is not possible
29
at the start of scene.
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UNFORMAT
DISC
The disc is not initialized or it is damaged.
If this message appears, be sure to initialize
Video Camera before using it.
the disc on this DVD
Reinitializing
even a disc used on this DVD Video Camera may be
necessary (initializing wilI erase all recorded contents on disc). If
this message appears, try to initialize the disc. If the same message
still appears, the disc may be damaged: Use another disc.
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See *2 on page 157.
Use AC adapter/
charger.
Finalization is not possible when the DVD Video Camera
by a battery pack: Use the AC adaptor for finalization.
Use AC adapter/
charger.
Scene cannot be repaired when the DVD Video Camera is powered
by a battery pack.
If the AC adaptor is unavailable in handy place, remove the disc, use
the opposite side, or use another disc. To repair the removed disc,
insert the disc into the DVD Video Camera afterwards, and connect
Turn off power.
is powered
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45
the AC adaptor.
VIDEO
scene cannot be
copied
to card.
Write protected.
Check card.
Write protected.
Check disk.
No movie can be copied to card.
Select stills and copy them to card.
• A locked card or write-protected
• Release the lock or write-protect
Navigation menu.
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disc is inserted.
using the Card or Disc
31,124
*l
• This messagemay also appearwhen dirt adheresto disc. I fthis messageappearswhen arecorded disc is recognized
inmlediately after it is inserted, do not repair the disc: remove it and then use a soft, dry cloth to clean off the dirt
bel\_re using it.
• This message may also appear when condensation occurs. In this case, do not repair the disc: tnnl the DVD Video
Camera off. wait until it dries out. and then tnm it on again.
• Ifthe repair message appears when you turn the DVD Video Camera on from offwith a disc loaded after recording
on it. choose repair.
• If the repair message appears when recording and playback are normally possible with another disc - and no
condensation has occurred and the disc is not dirty - choose repair.
*2
• This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. In this case. do not initialize the disc: remove it and then
use a soft, @ cloth to clean the dirt before using it.
• This message nlay also appear when condensation occurs. In this case. do not initialize the disc: turn the DVD Video
Camera off. wait until it dries out, and then tnm it on again.
• Initialization will delete all data on disc.
*3
• This message may also appear when dirt adheres to disc. Remove the disc and then use a soft, dry cloth to clean
the dirt be:[\_reusing it.
• This message may also appear when condensation occurs. Wait until the DVD Video Camera dries ouL and then
turn it on again.
• This message will appear when a single-sided disc is inserted inreverse. Reinsert the disc correctly. (Insert the disc
with the label printed snrface facing the outside.)
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Troubleshooting
Check
to see the following
be fore asking
for a repair
Video
Camera
do not attempt
to repair
Power
to normal,
Battery
fast.
solution
but consult
stiff cannot
your
restore
the DVD
deale_
supplies
Battery pack cannot be
charged.
* Ifthe batterypackdoes
notchargeafteryou
try
the four procedures
shown on the right, it
may be dead:
Purchase a new
battery
If the suggested
it yourself,
Is the ambient temperature
too low or too high?
Charge the battery pack at 50-86°F (10-30°C).
Is the battery pack abnormally
hot?
Remove the battery pack, leave it for a while to cool down, then
charge it.
Is the DC cord connected
to AC adaptor?
Unplug
it.
Has the battery pack been unused for a long time?
Remove the battery pack, and then reattach it.
pack.
pack weakens
Are you using the DVD Video Camera where the temperature
low?
is very
The DVD Video Camera can normally be used for 40-60 minutes
with a fully charged CGA-DU 14A battery pack, but this time will be
shorter at low temperatures.
Keep extra batteries on hand.
The CHARGE
indicator
on AC adaptor
is blinking.
Power turns off
immediately
turned on.
23
after being
43
Battery pack may be dead.
The performance
of battery pack will deteriorate
if it is used for an
extended period of time or frequently: Purchase a new battery pack.
44
Is the ambient temperature
too low or too high?
Charge the battery pack in environment
where the temperature
is
50-86°F (10-30°).
The battery pack has possibly discharged
excessively.
Continue
charging: After a while, the battery pack will be charged to the
specified voltage, and the CHARGE indicator will light. Then the
battery charge will be completed
normally.
43
Is battery pack charged?
Charge it.
23
When power is turned
on, the LCD screen will
turn on and off.
Is Power Save set to "On"?
Power goes off
unexpectedly.
Power cannot
off.
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If the powered DVD Video Camera is left for as long as 5 minutes
without recording or playback with "Power Save: On" specified, it will
automatically
turn off to save battery power. To restart recording in
this case, set the power switch to "O FF" and then set it to" _U ". You
can also specify "Power Save: Off" to stop automatic power off.
be turned
Detach the battery pack or AC adaptor once, and then press the
RESET button of DVD Video Camera: Reattach a power supply to
DVD Video Camera before turning it on again.
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During recording
Pressing
the REC button
wilI not start
recording.
Recording starts but
stops immediately.
Is input image copy-guarded?
Copy-guarded
Camera.
image cannot
be recorded
on this DVD Video
75
Is disc scratched or do dirt or fingerprints
adhere to it?
Clean the disc. If there is still no improvement,
replace the disc.
74
If you turn this DVD Video Camera on for many hours in a high
temperature
location, this DVD Video Camera may automatically
stop recording for the protection of the lens in the laser pickup
assembly. In this case, follow the messages
DVD Video Camera.
To start recording
it for a while.
LCD screen is hard to
see.
Focus is not correct.
on the display
again, turn this DVD Video Camera
75
Are you attempting to record an image from a video game or PC?
From some video games or POs, images cannot be recorded on this
DVD Video Camera.
75
Has brightness
Stop recording
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of LCD screen been adjusted?
and adjust the brightness.
Is the DVD Video Camera being used outdoors?
Use the viewfinder. When using LCD monitor, adjust its angle so that
LCD screen is not exposed to direct sunlight.
38
Is it difficult to use auto focus with your subject?
Focus manually.
65
Does "MF" appear?
The DVD Video Camera is set to manual
manually, or release manual focus.
64
Adjust
the diopter
adjusted
focus. Focus the subject
if you are using the
37
control.
In cases other than the above, set the power switch
then set it to " _U ", " 1"1 " or"
Some vibrations
are felt
off and leave
Is some other AV device directly connected to the AV input/output
jack of this DVD Video Camera?
If the AV device is connected via several other devices, such as AV
selector, the video signal may be transmitted
incorrectly. In such a
case, reduce the number of devices through which the video signal
is transmitted,
or connect AV device directly.
Is the diopter control correctly
viewfinder as a monitor?
or slight sound is heard
from mechanism.
of this
These vibrations
indicate a fault.
or sound
to "OFF",
and
5O
_1 "again.
are caused
by disc drive: This does not
15g
During playback
Recognition
complete
of disc is not
Pressing the playback
button will not start
playback.
Is disc dirty?
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean
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it.
Has the image been recorded by devices other than this DVD Video
Camera?
Playback of images recorded on devices other than this DVD Video
Camera may be impossible on this DVD Video Camera.
Has scene been edited on a device other than this DVD Video
Camera?
If a scene recorded on this DVD Video Camera is edited on a device
other than this DVD Video Camera, playback may not be possible on
this DVD Video Camera.
No playback picture
appears on TV screen.
Is TV input selector set correctly?
Some TVs have multiple video input jacks. Check whether the
correct input was selected on TV to match the connected jacks. If the
DVD Video Camera is connected to VCR, set its input selector to
"external input (LINE)".
70
Is the DVD Video Camera
Check the connections.
69
connected
to TV correctly?
Playback picture is
momentarily
interrupted.
Is disc scratched
Clean the disc.
Poor playback
Was the image input from analog VCR (VHS, 8 mm) and recorded?
The problem may be remedied if a VCR equipped with TBC circuit
is used for playback.
picture
or do dirt or fingerprints
adhere
to it?
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Playback picture is
greatly distorted.
Was recording of external input made with "Frame" specified?
Specify "Field" for "PHOTO Input" in record mode settings.
No sound
Is the TV volume control set correctly?
Adjust TV volume control.
Disc Navigation
thumbnails
do not
appear.
Was the image recorded from AV input/output
interference?
Record images with no noise or disturbance.
Photos on card cannot
be played back.
This DVD Video Camera can play back image data recorded on SD
Memory Card in other digital cameras conforming to the DCF
(Design rute for Camera File system) standard. The range of image
data normally playable on this DVD Video Camera is that with pixels
from 80 horizontal x 60 vertical to 4000 horizontal x 3000 vertical. If
jack with
the pixeI data is outside this range, btue thumbnails
will appear
(thumbnails*
in the figure), meaning the image is unplayable.
Fig. 1
Even when the number of pixels is within the above range, playback
may not be possible, depending on the recording status of the digital
camera used.
DC F (Design rule for Camera File system) is an integrated image file
format for digital cameras: image files can be used on all digital
devices conforming
to DCR
It will take some time to
play back photos on card.
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126
When playing back a still, "Playback." will appear:
number of pixels will take some time to appear.
Stills with a large
88
When
the
DVD
Video
No drive icon appears
PC.
on
Camera
is connected
to
PC:
The DVD Video Camera is not turned
Check the power supply.
on.
50
Driver is not properly recognized.
Turn PC off and on again. If the drive icon still does not appear,
"Refresh driver" in Device Manager to reinstall the driver.
use
Turn PC off and then disconnect
the USB cable. Turn PC on again,
and then use the USB cable to connect the DVD Video Camera to
PC.
Make sure the USB cable is completely
Camera.
If a yellow 'T' mark is attached
plugged
to some device
into this DVD Video
in Windows ® Device
Manager, uninstall the USB device driver, and then
following the procedure on page 133.
reinstall
it,
Error occurs in playback
of DVDVideoCameraon
PC.
If error occurs with USB connection, the transfer rate is not sufficient.
It is recommended
that you use a USB terminal conforming to
USB2.0 when connecting the DVD Video Camera.
Application
abnormally
Turn the PC and DVD Video Camera
is
run on PC.
Error occurs during
writing to DVD-R disc.
Transfer of images
stops.
off, and try again.
The temperature
of DVD Video Camera istoo
operation.
Disconnect the DVD Video Camera from PC
from the DVD Video Camera, and then turn
moments, connect them again and write to
high dueto continuous
once, remove the disc
it off. After a few
a brand-new disc.
Connect the DVD Video Camera to another USB terminal of PC. If
your PC is a desktop type, it is recommended
that you use USB
terminal on the back of PC.
DVD-RAM/R/RW
drive
built into PC cannot be
used after the provided
This problem may be solved if the software related to DVD-RAM/R/
RW of your PC is upgraded, or if the DVD-RAM driver is uninstalled.
However, with Windows ® 98 Second Edition / Me / 2000
software
installed.
Professional,
uninstalling the DVD-RAM driver will make it
_mpossible for the JPEG stills recorded on DVD-RAM on this DVD
Video Camera to be read by the PC.
DVD-R
has been
disc cannot
be
DVD-MovieAIbumSE
does not support
playback
or data
read on
played back on DVDMovieAtbumSE.
DVD-R disc: Use optional-user
provided DVD video playback
software to play back DVD-R disc on PC.
Error appears when
starting DVDMovieAtbumSE.
Make sure that your PC display
DirectX 8.1.
Video written
to hard disk
of PC cannot be edited
on DVD-MovieAIbum
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DVD-MovieAIbumSE
adapter
(video card) conforms
cannot edit DVD-VR
of PC: Copy the data to another
DVD-RAM
138
to
data stored on hard disk
disc and then edit it.
copy toot.
Movies are not
recognized by
application
in PC.
Make sure the power switch
" bU ", " _ " or" fff_ ".
of this DVD Video Camera
is set to
The DISC EJECT lever
does not work when the
DVD Video Camera is
connected
to PC.
While the DVD Video Camera is connected to PC, use Explorer to
right-click the DVD Video Camera drive icon and execute "Eject".
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The DVD-RAM drive of
DVD Video Camera
If DVD-MovieAtbumSE
is running,
terminate
it.
cannot be opened by PC
Explorer or application.
Error appears. Disc
cannot be ejected.
When the time stamp of
file in DVD-RAM is
viewed on PC, it is
different from the actual
recording time.
The file system of this DVD Video Camera is operated on Greenwich
Mean Time (GMT), and time lag information
has not been set. With
Windows ® as of January, 2004, the time stamp of file viewed on
Explorer looks different from the actual recording time. The actual
recording time wilt appear as date/time indication on playback
screen.
When DVDMovieAtbumSE
A disc other than DVD-RAM is loaded in drive: DVD-MovieAIbumSE
cannot be used for media other than DVD-RAM.
is
started, "Disc in Drive X:
cannot be used"
Click the "Preference"
button
in the dialog box, click the "Device
appears.
setting"tab to choose the drive where DVD-RAM
"Drive Select" column, and then click "OK".
disc is loaded in the
An image that should
have been recorded
does not appear when
DVD-MovieAIbumSE
is
Click the "Preference"
button at top right of DVD-MovieAIbumSE
screen, click the "Device Setting" tab to choose the drive where
DVD-RAM disc is loaded in the "Drive Select"column,
and then click
"OK".
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started.
"DISCERROR"appears
when releasing writeprotect,
A disc that was write-protected
using the write-protect
setting tool
(WPTOOL) equipped
with the DVD-RAM driver on the CD-ROM
provided with this DVD Video Camera cannot be released on this
DVD Video Camera as is. Use the write-protect
setting tool on PC
to release the write-protect.
No USB HS (high speed)
connection
even when
Make sure that you have already
the USB2.0 card.
USB2.0
You will need to install the driver provided by USB2.0 card maker
order to operate the USB2.0 card at HS (high speed).
card is used.
Executing "Export"
DVD-MovieAIbumSE
interrupt
midway.
on
will
Do not choose
"Simple
Export":
installed the driver
with
in
If you do, reading will stop midway.
reading
Whenexecuting"Export"
on DVD-MovieAIbumSE,
• IfstilJsareincludedintherangeof"export",itmaytakemoretime
because data must be re-encoded
and read.
it takes much time to
read.
• If"Divide by Marke¢'is not chosen, it maytake
data will be read while being re-encoded.
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provided
some time because
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Miscellaneous
Powerdoesnotcomeon,
Execute
system
reset (press the RESET
ornooperationoccursby
pressing button.
Has the DVD Video Camera been subjected
The DVD Video Camera could be damaged.
The date and time are
Has the DVD Video
incorrect,
time?
The internal
Charge it.
backup
Is the cursor
placed
No scene can be deleted.
Camera
button).
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to impact?
Please contact
been left unused
170
us.
for a long period
of
40
memory
battery
may be discharged:
on the scene to be deleted?
If the selected scene (framed in red) exists, that scene will be deleted
even if you use yellow cursor to select any scene. Check the colors
of cursors and bar graph on the thumbnail screen.
Disc cannot
be removed.
Did you detach the battery pack or AC adaptor before setting the
power switch to "OFF"?
Connect the battery pack or AC adaptor, set the power switch to
" bU " and then "OFF",
DVD Video Camera
cannot be operated from
remote controller.
receiver
on DVD Video Camera
exposed
be
36
Is the DVD Video
Turn it on.
50
Camera
powered?
Is disc correctly inserted?
Was disc inserted from wrong direction?
Remove the disc and then reinsert it.
46
Is disc inserted in wrong orientation?
Remove the disc, and then reinsert it.
46
Did you disconnect
battery
on.
the battery
pack or AC adaptor,
sound is heard
This sound is heard because
not indicate a fault.
and then turn
23
pack or AC adaptor
of disc? Reconnect the battery pack or AC adaptor,
DVD Video Camera on.
Operating
cyclically,
37
Is there a battery in the remote controller?
Also check the polarities of battery. The battery could be dead: Try
replacing it.
Connect a fully charged
the DVD Video Camera
Cover will not open.
37
to direct
sunlight or strong fluorescent
light, etc.?
The remote controller cannot operate the DVD Video Camera when
strong light strikes the infrared receiver. Adjust the place or angle of
the DVD Video Camera.
Disc cover cannot
closed.
42, 45, 50
and remove the disc.
Is the remote controller pointed at the infrared receiver on DVD
Video Camera?
Point it at the infrared receiver to operate the DVD Video Camera.
Is the infrared
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the disc is cyclically
during
removal
and then turn the
operated
42, 45
and does
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System
Reset
If the DVD Video Camera
recover
reseL
to normal
does not operate
"System
Reset"
Set the date and time again
1 Set the power
Camera
normally,
perform
will reset all settings
before
using
"System
to factory
the DVD
Video
ReseK_
defaults.
The DVD
The date
Video Camera
Camera.
switch to"OFF" to tunl the DVD Video
off.
Detach the batter?' pack or AC adaptor.
2 Use a fine tipped pen to hold down the reset button for
several seconds.
All settings
will be reset.
Note:
Do not press the reset button with undue force
OList of setting items
Camera
Functions
Setup
Program
Auto
R 80
Auto
R 81
On
R 83
Dig.Zoom
40x
R 57
Wind
Off
R 83
4:3
R 84
FiNE
R 86
FINE
R 87
Input Source
CAMERA
R 88
PHOTO
Field
R 88
Self Timer
Off
R 89
OSD Output
On
R 90
Date Mode
M/D/Y
R 41
Date Set
JAN
Brightness
_ri'-rm,
R 91
Color Level
_r---rm,
R 91
Beep
On
R 92
Power Save
Off
R 92
Record
On
R 93
English
R 93
White
AE
Bal.
EIS
Cut
Wide
Record
Functions
Setup
VIDEO
Mode
Quality
Date Setup
LCD Setup
Initial Setup
Input
LED
Language
Some items will not appear depending on the disc or card inserted.
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1 2004
12:00AM
may
and time will also be
R 40
Major Specifications
DVD Video
Camera
Information for your safety
VDR-MTOPP approx. 5.2 W (in FINE mode)
CCD
VDR-M50PP:
VDR-M70PP:
1/6-inch
1/4-inch
Total number
of pixels
interlaced
interlaced
VDR-M50PP:
approx. 680,000
VDR-M70PP:
approx. 1,020,000
Number of effective pixels
Lens
VDR-M50PP:
Movie: approx. 340,000
Still:
approx. 340,000
VDR-M70PP:
Movie: approx. 400,000
(approx. 530,000
Still:
approx. 960,000
VDR-M50PP:
when
F1.8-3.6,
f = 1/16"-1-1/2"
(2.1-37.8
VDR-M70PP:
F1.8-2.4,
Filter diameter: 1-7/16"
f = 3/16"-1-1/2"
(37 mm)
(3.8-38
Focus
Auto/Manual
Zoom
Optical
18x (VDR-M50PP),
Optical
minimum
illumination
12 Ix (3 Ix : When
Viewfinder
0.33-inch
LCD monitor
2.5-inch
Electronic
Shutter
image
Self-timer
External
Recording
microphone
recordable
(per side)
jack
time
DVD-R disc
Maximum
recordable
numberof
stills
DVD-RAM
disc
(per side)
SD Memory
(movie)
a3.5 mm stereo mini-jack:
cannot be used)
disc
Card
(when using 32 MB card)
pixets)
pixels)
only
Movie (with sound)
Still (with DVD-RAM
DVD-RAM
110,000
120,000
type
Still recording
mode
Maximum
color TFT (approx.
1/60 - 1/4000 second
recording
(4Ox-
with digital
Low Light mode is selected)
color TFT (approx.
Electronic
stabilizer
speed
mm)
mm)
10x (VDR-M70PP),
500x (VDR-M50PP),
4Ox- 240x (VDR-M70PP)
zoom added) 40x for still
Required
16:9 is set)
(a plug-in
disc, SD Memory
approx.
approx.
approx.
18 minutes
30 minutes
60 minutes
(XTRA)
(FINE)
(STD)
approx.
30 minutes
(FINE)
approx.
approx.
60 minutes
30 minutes
(STD)
(LPCM)
power type microphone
Card, MultiMediaCard
999. However, if movies and stills are mixed on one disc, the
recordable
number will decrease.
VDR-M50PP
approx.
220 (in FINE mode)
VDR-M70PP
approx. 50 (in FINE mode)
Varies depending on the recording quality and the type of card.
(R 33)
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Recording
format
DVD-RAM
disc
Movie:
Still:
Audio playback
Recording
DVD-R disc
Movie:
Card
Still: Conforming to JPEG (VDR-M50PP:
640 x 480 pixels,
VDR-M70PP:
1280 x 960 pixets) standard
format
MPEG
media
1 Audio Layer 2, linear PCM,
Dolby AC3
Video/audio
input/output
x 1, External microphone
USB port (connected
to PC USB port) x 1
USB
USB2.0
system
approx.
(W x H x D)
[64 (W)
temperature
compliant
input x 1,
(Hi-Speed)
Lithium-ion
Dimensions
Operating
Conforming to DVD Video Recording format
(when MPEG 1 Audio layer 2 or LPCM
is selected
8 cm DVD-RAM disc (conforming to DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1)
8 cm DVD-R disc (conforming to DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0)
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Jacks
Battery
Conforming to DVD Video Recording format
(MPEG 1 Audio Layer 2)
Simultaneous
recording, conforming
to DVD Video
Recording standard (704 x 480 pixels) and JPEG
(VDR-M50PP:
640 x 480 pixels, VDR-M70PP:
1280 x
960 pixels)
(humidity)
2-1/2"(W)
x 3-1/2"(H)
x 5-3/4"
(D)
x 89 (H) x 148 (D) mm] (excluding
inch
projections)
32-104 °F (0-40 °C) (less than 80%).
32-86 °F (0-30 °C) when connected to PC
Storage temperature
-4-140
Weight
VDR-M50PP
°F (-20-60
°C)
approx.
1.08 ibs (490 g )
VDR-M70PP
approx. 1.10 Ibs (500 g )
without battery pack or disc)
Total weight
when recording
VDR-M50PP
approx.
1.27 Ibs (575 g)
VDR-M70PP
approx. 1.29 Ibs (585 g)
(when using CGA-DU14A
battery pack)
Provided
accessories
AC adaptor/Charger,
battery pack, AV/S input/output
cable,
remote controller, button type battery for remote controller, lens
cap, lens cap string, shoulder belt, power cable, DC cord,
software CD-R©M, USB cable, 8 cm DVD-RAM disc (in Round
DVD Holder)
* The MPEG 1 Audio Layer 2 format is a type of DVD Video standard.
If your DVD player does not conform to
M PEG 1 Audio Layer 2, record in LPCM mode and the finalized DVD-R disc can later be played back on that DVD player.
166
AC adaptor/Charger
Information for your safety
DC Output:
(DVD Video Camera operation)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
approx. 2.40 (W) x 1.26 (H) x 3.58 (D) inch
[61 (W) x 32 (H) x 91 (D) mm ]
Weight:
approx.
Note:
Weight and dimensions
Designs
0.231 Ibs (105 g)
shown are approximate.
and specifications
are subject
to change
without
prior
notice.
167
Request
for Service
Notice
(USA
oo_y)
Please photocopy this form when making a request for service notice.
In the unlikely event this product needs service.
Request
,'
,Please include your proof of purchase.
(Failure to do so will delay your repair.)
• To further speed your repair, please provide
an explanation of what wrong with the unit
and any symptom it is exhibiting.
Mail this completed form and your Proof of Purchase along with your unit to:
Panasonic Services Company
1705 N. Randall Road
Elgin, Ih 60123-7847
Attn: Camcorder Repair
Please write the displayed above Self Diagnostic number here.
168
Limited
Warranty
(For USA Customers)
PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
COMPANY,DIVISION
OF MATSUSHITA
ELECTRICCORPORATION
OF AMERICA
PANASONIC SALES COMPANY, DiViSION OF MATSUSHITA
ELECTRIC OF PUERTO RICO, INC,
AVE 65 de Infanteria, Km 95 San Gabriel Industdal Park,
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 87094
Panasonic/Quasar
Limited
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Video Products
Warranty
Limited
Warranty
Coverage
if your product does not work propedy because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or
Panasonic Sales Company (collectively referred to as "the warrantor ") will for the length of the period indicated on the chart below,
which starts with the date of odginal purchase ("warranty period"), at its option either (a) repair your product with new Orrefurbished
parts, or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product The decision to repair Orreplace will be made by the warrantor
Product
Parts
Labor
Service
Contact
Number
Ninety (90) Days
Ninety (90) Days
Carlyqn or MaiMn
1_800-211 -PANA(7262)
Camcorder
One (1) Year (except CCD image Sensor)
CCD Image Sensor - 6 (Six) Months
DVDNCR Deck,
A/V Mixer
One (1) Year
Ninety (90) Days
Carryqn or MaiMn
1-800-211 -PANA(7262)
Carryqn: 21"
TViVCR, TV/DVD
TV/DVDiVCR
Combination
One (1) Year (except CRT)
Ninety (90) Days
CRTand Smaller
CRT - Two (2) Years
Ninety (90) Days
In-Home or Carry In:
22" CRT and Larger
TV/HDR
Combination
One (1) Year (except CRT)
CRT - Two (2) Years
Ninety (90) Days
Ninety (90) Days
In-Home or Carryqn
1-888-843-9788
"Fen (10) Days
Not Applicable
Carfyqn or MaiMn
1_800-211 -PANA(7262)
Tape
(in exchange for
defective item)
Five (5) Days
Not Applicable
Car/yqn or MaiMn
1_800-211 -PANA(7262)
Memory Cards
(in exchange for
defective item)
Ninety (90) Days
Not Applicable
Carfyqn or MaiMn
1-800-211 _PANA(7262)
Rechargeable
Bafteries
(in exchange for
defective item)
1-800-211 -PANA(7262)
Dudng the "Labor " warranty period there will be no charge for labor During the "Parts" warranty period, there will be no charge for parts
You must carry in or mail in your product or arrange for in home service, as applicable, during the warranty period if non-rechargeable
batteries are included, they are not warranted This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or
Puerto Rico This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold "as is" A purchase receipt or
other proof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service
Carry=In,
Ivlaibin or In-Home
Service
For Carry In, MaiHn or In HomeService (as applicable) in the United States call toll free contact number listed above or visit Panasonic
Web Site: hep:iiwww panasonic corn
For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Sales Company (787) 7504300 Orfax (787)-7682910
In Home service, if applicable, requires clear, complete and easy access to the product by the authorized servicer and does not include
removal or rednstallation of an installed product It is possible that certain in home repairs will not be completed in-home, but will require
that the product, or parts of the product, be removed for shop diagnosis and/or repair and thei= returned
Limited Warranty
L}mits And E×e_usions
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER nolmal wear and tear or
cosmetic damage, nor does it cover markings or etained images on the picture tube resulting from viewing fixed images (including,
among other things, lettelbox pictures on standard 4:3 screen TV's, Ornon expanded standard 4:8 pictures On wide screen TV's, el
onscreen data in a stationary and fixed location) The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or
failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, r'_eglect,
mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, setup adjustments, misadjuslment of consumer controls, improper
maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office, restauranb or other
business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other than a Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is
aftributable to acts of God
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS
WARRANTIES
EXCEPT
AS LISTED
UNDER "LIB,_ITED WARRANTY
COVERAGE".
THE WARRANTOR
iS NOT LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES
RESULTING
FROM
THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT,
ON ARISING
OUT OF ANYBREACH
OF THIS WARRANTY.
(As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, cost of having someone remove or re-install an installed unit if applicable, or travel
to and from the servicer, loss of media or images, data Or other memory or recorded content The items listed are not exclusive, but are
for illustration only)
ALL EXPRESS
AND IMPLIED
WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING
THE WARRANTY
OF r_ERCNANTABILITY,
ARE
LIMITED
TO THE PERIOD
OF THE LIr_ITED
WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequenaal damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have othel rights
which vary from state to state If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer
or Servicei_ter if the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, thei_ write to the warrantor's Consumer Affairs Department at the
addresses listed for the warrantor
PARTS AND SERVICE
(INCLUDING
COST OF AN IN=NO[_,tE SERVICE
CALL,
WHERE
ARE NOT COVERED
BY THiS MMITED
WARRANTY
ARE YOUR
RESPONSIBiMTY=
APPLICABLE)
WHICH
16g
Customer
Services
Directory
Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance;
locate your nearest Dealer or
Servicenter;
purchase Parts and Accessories;
or make Customer Service and
Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at:
http://www.panasonic.com/support
or, contact us via the web at:
http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-211-PANA
Monday-Friday
(7262),
9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday
I For hearinq or speech impaired
Purchase
Parts, Accessories
Products
by visiting
10 am-7 pm, EST.
TTY users, TTY : 1-877-833-8855
and Instruction
Books online for all Panasonic
our Web Site at:
http://www.pasc.panasonic.com
or, send your request by E-mail to:
npcparts_Danasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-332-5368
(Phone)
1-800-237-9080
(Fax Only) (Monday- Friday 9 am to 8 pm, EST.)
Panasonic Services Company
20421 84th Avenue South,
Kent, WA 98032
(We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks)
I For hearinq or speech impaired
TTY users, TTY : 1-866-605-1277
Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. Panasonic Sales Company
Factory Servicenter:
Ave. 65 de Infanteria, Kin. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park,
Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Phone (787)750-4300,
170
Fax (787)768-2910
Warranty
(For Canadian Customers)
Pana$onic
8770 Ambler
PANASONIC
Canada
Drive, Mississauga,
[nc,
Ontado
PRODUCT - LIMITED WARRANTY
Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material
such detect for a period as stated below from the date of original pu/_lTase.
Camcorder
LIMITATIONS
Product
and workmanship
- One (1) year, parts
and agrees to remedy
does not apply to products
to usage for which the product
altered or repaired
used commercially.
purchased
outside Canada
was not designed,
and labour
or to any product
misused
or abused,
which has been improperly
damaged
duMig shipping,
only. A purchase
WILL
PANASONJD
CANADA
In certain instaflces,
some jurisdictions
exclusion
warrailties,
of implied
iNC. BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL,
do riot alMw the exclusion
so the above limitations
or limitation
aild exdusiolls
operation
and information
#: (905) 624-5505
For product
repairs,
please
assistance,
please
contact
Fax #: (905) 238-2360
INDIRECT
of incidental
EXCLUDING
OR CONSEQUENTIAL
or consequential
damages,
or the
may not be app]icabM.
A Panasonic
Factory
or our Customer
Care Centre
at:
contact one of the following:
Servicentre
you.
listed below:
Mississauga,
Ontario
Panasonic Canada Inc.
Lachille Quebec
Panasonic Canada
6835-8 th St. N.E.
5770 Ambler
3075, rue Louis A. Amos
Richmond, BC V6W1K8
Tel: (604) 278-4211
Calgary, AB T2E7H7
Tel: (403) 295-3955
Mississauga,
ON L4W2T3
Tel:
(905) 824-8447
Lachine, QC
H8T1C4
Tel:
(514) 833-8684
Fax:
Fax:
Fax:
Fax:
12111
British Columbia
Canada Inc.
you_" Dealer
Web: www.pallasonic.ca
• Your Dealer who will inform you of an authorized Servicentre ilearest
• Our Customer Care Centre at (905) 624-5505 or www.pallasonic.ca
Richmond
Panasonic
which is
SERVICE
For product
Telephone
has been
receipt or other proof of date of original purchase
THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY
IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR iMPLIED,
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
iN NO EVENT
DAMAGES.
insta]Md,
or which
in any way that affects the re]MbJ]ity or detracts from the pedormance,
nor does it cover any product
Dry cell batteries are also excluded from coverage under this warranty.
This warranty is extended to the odginal end user purchaser
is required before warranty service is pedormed.
WARRANTY
any
AND EXCLUSIONS
This warranty
subjected
L4W 2T3
RNerside
Way
(604) 278-5627
_=
Alberta
Panasonic Canada
Inc.
(403) 274-5493
IF YOU SHIP THE PRODUCT
Carefully
pack and send prepaid, adequately
Include details of the defect claimed,
Dr.
(905) 238-2418
Inc.
(514) 633-8020
TO A SERVICENTRE
insured and preferably in the origMal
and proof of date of original purchase
carton,
171
MEMO
172
173
Panasonic Consumer EJectronics Company,
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
Executive Office:
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
(201) 348-7000
Panasonic Company East: 6749 Baymeadow Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Panasonic Company Centrak !707 North Randall Road, Elgin, IL 60123
Panasonic Company West: 6550 KatelIa Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630
Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation
of America
Panasonie Sales Company ("PSC')
Division of Matsushita EJectric of Puerto Rico, lne,
San Gabriel IndustriaI Park, Ave, 65 de Infanteria, Km_9_5, Carolina, PR 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, ON, L4W 2T3
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